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Waymann Washington, a 59-year-old prisoner at the Richland Correctional Institution in Mansfield, Ohio, was sentenced in 2012 for drug trafficking and is currently earning an associates degree paid for through a federal Pell grant. Dustin Franz for NPR hide caption

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Earning A 2-Year Degree While Serving A 6-Year Sentence

An Obama-era program, which lets prisoners use Pell grants for college, is wrapping up its first year. So far, there's no indication whether the Trump administration will continue it past expiration.

Waymann Washington, a 59-year-old prisoner at the Richland Correctional Institution in Mansfield, Ohio, was sentenced in 2012 for drug trafficking and is currently earning an associates degree paid for through a federal Pell grant. Dustin Franz for NPR hide caption

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Dustin Franz for NPR

Earning A 2-Year Degree While Serving A 6-Year Sentence

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