Ex-prisoners are going hungry amid barriers, bans to benefits on the outside
By Margaret Lombe, Associate Professor of Social Work, Boston College
Von Nebbitt, Associate Professor of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis
Formerly incarcerated Americans face food insecurity rates double that of the general population. A 1996 law that prohibits drug felons from getting crucial benefits may be partially to blame.
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- Thursday, May 27, 2021