Food Stamps For Felons?

People with felony drug convictions could be eligible for food stamps in Indiana under a bill approved by the state Senate. Indiana would join more than 30 others in modifying or opting out of federal provisions that deny Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to convicted drug felons. The bill’s author says drug addiction is an illness, not a character flaw. People convicted of other felonies don’t face a similar ban.