Vera Awards $250,000 Grant to Establish Consortium in Massachusetts to Support Postsecondary Education In Prison

The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) along with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation today announced a $250,000 grant to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to establish a consortium that will support expanding access to postsecondary education to people currently and formerly in prison statewide.

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