Lifelong Learning Making a Difference for Those Incarcerated for Life

Nearly 160,000 people are serving life sentences in the United States, and it’s easy to see to understand why the goal of lifelong education for them isn’t currently a priority for policy makers. 

But the author of this piece and another in the Harvard Education Review argues that education is a human right, not just a means to an end for a society. 

Learn more: The Lifelong Learning of Lifelong Inmates: If reducing recidivism is the goal of prison education, what can be gained from teaching those who will be behind bars for life?