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Indiana Wanting To Reduce Funding On Inmate Education

Last updated on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

(UNDATED) - Indiana wants to reduce the amount it spends on post-secondary education of prison inmates.

Several colleges are educating more than 400 inmates in state prisons and the federal prison in Terre Haute including, Indiana State, Ball State University, Oakland City, Grace College and Purdue North Central.

The State Student Assistance Commission is considering capping the amount of money it spends on state prison inmates at $120 per credit hour and will hold a special meeting to discuss the Student Funding Policy for Indiana's incarcerated population today.

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