Nila Bala Published 10:30 p.m. ET May 18, 2019

** FILE ** GENERIC — This Jan. 21, 2003 file photo shows an unidentified death row inmate in his cell in the North Condemned Unit at Pontiac Correctional Institution in Pontiac, Ill. In 2000, then Gov. George Ryan made Illinois the first state with the death penalty to suspend executions, after 13 condemned prisoners were freed for wrongful convictions. (Photo: Seth Perlman)

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed an executive order, creating a bipartisan task force to improve the criminal justice system. If this is to be a successful initiative, increasing access to correctional post-secondary education should be a priority. More than almost any other intervention, it can change the lives of those behind bars and improve

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