Friday, February 22, 2013

Article Concerning Ex-Offender Re-entry

Here is a very interesting article concerning the ability of ex-drug offenders to access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This article relates to the important issue of ex-offender re-entry. An issue that desperately needs to be addressed in the state of Texas. This article calls for the elimination or modification of the ban on ex-drug offenders' access to SNAP in Texas. This change would help provide assistance to ex-offenders who are struggling to transition back into society. By gaining access to SNAP and other government assistance, many ex-drug offenders will be able to avoid homelessness and maintain a normal lifestyle as they gain training and employment. Also, re-entry ideas and proposals similar to what is suggested in this article will help reduce recidivism, because many ex-offenders will be able to escape poverty. I encourage you to review this article and others like it and join the conversation surrounding this very important issue.              

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