S.2423: REAL Act of 2018

Author's Summary:  To reinstate Federal Pell Grant eligibility for individuals incarcerated in Federal and State penal institutions, and for other purposes.

IB Summary:  Incarcerated individuals have paid their price to society by spending their sentenced time in jail, it is the least we can do to help them transition back into society when they are free. Education is obviously a crucial part of this transition.

Status:   Introduced in the Senate on 02/13/2018. Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2423/text?r=2

Other:   Michael Bennet is a co-sponsor.