2019 Francke and Clements Award Recipients

CLA would like to congratulate this year's Francke and Clements Award Recipients who will be honored later this month at a special awards dinner during our All Directors Symposium in Carlsbad, CA. 


Podcast tackles Francke murder

 By Jim Redden

The Michael Francke murder is receiving new attention in a free iHeartRadio podcast that became available Oct. 24.

The 12-part series explores the ongoing mystery of the 1989 killing of the director of the Oregon Department of Corrections. A federal judge ruled earlier this year that his convicted killer, Salem petty criminal Frank Gable, did not receive a fair trial and probably is innocent. He has been released while the state appeals the ruling.

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It's time for Congress to lift the ban on Pell Grants for people in prison


Education is transformative. Access to postsecondary education, in particular, equips students with the skills they need to succeed in life and contribute to their local communities. But too many people are barred from accessing postsecondary education – including many people in prisons who are eventually released, as 90 percent of incarcerated people are, and find themselves reentering communities without the competitive skills and qualifications necessary for good-paying jobs.

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