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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.

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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

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