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The Searchlight Series at Eastern State Penitentiary

The Qualitative and Collateral Benefits of College in Prison: The Case for Making Second Chance Pell Real for Everyone

Darnell Epps will discuss why Federal Pell Grants and state financial aid should be extended to everyone who is incarcerated, regardless of the length of their sentence. In doing so, he will highlight many of the arguments made in his recently published op-ed in the New York Daily News.

Mr. Epps is currently a government major and senior at Cornell University and a former student of the Cornell Prison Education Program. Darnell has also worked as a research assistant for the Cornell Center for the Study of the Death Penalty Worldwide, and his writings have been published in the New York Times, The Harvard Blackletter Law Journal, and the New York Daily News.


6pm - 7pm

February 4th, 2020


Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19130

This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required.

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