In 1996, a federal welfare reform prohibited convicted drug felons from ever obtaining food stamps.

The increase is driven by financially motivated crimes, suggesting that ex-convicts returned to crime to make up for the lost transfer income.

www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257%2Fpol.20170490

R.I.P. Michael Ruppert. Flooded drugs into their community. Killed or assassinated their role models. Broke up their families through backhanded policies. Subjected to stacked odds from the very beginning and a private prison industry profiting off their backs.

 

 

 

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