John Dowdell, director of Gill Center Outreach, has been interviewed by a number of media regarding the Obama Administration's announcement that it will offer Pell Grants to some prisoners. Dowdell was interviewed on NPR Radio's Marketplace and was quoted in the July 31 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article titled "Pell Grants for Prisoners? A Limited Program Sparks Hope for Broader Change." Dowdell, who runs the correctional education program at AU, also serves as co-editor of The Journal of Correctional Education. AU's program is the oldest postsecondary correctional program in the U.S.