Through GJP’s work with Governor Nathan Deal and his Council on Criminal Justice Reform, the lifetime ban on food stamps for felony drug convictions was lifted when Governor Deal signed the bill in April. Read the full article here to see what other states are doing to ease access to food stamps and welfare for individuals with felony drug convictions.
“That [drug] record can haunt you and have real-life implications. It’s a lifetime of punishment. How long should your brush with the law impact you and your family?” – GJP’s Executive Director, Douglas Ammar