TANF imposed a five-year lifetime limit on welfare assistance, as well as a permanent, lifetime ban on eligibility for welfare and food stamps for anyone convicted of a felony drug offense—including simple possession of marijuana.
Note: Why is this.
During Clinton’s tenure, Washington slashed funding for public housing by $17 billion (a reduction of 61 percent) and boosted corrections by $19 billion (an increase of 171 percent),
“effectively making the construction of prisons the nation’s main housing program for the urban poor.”101
Note: This is concerning.
Nothing has contributed more to the systematic mass incarceration of people of color in the United States than the War on Drugs.
Note: How can we stop this.