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Unlocking Justice: The Impact of the Felony Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits

December 04, 2013
This webinar provided an overview of The Sentencing Project's report, A Lifetime of Punishment: The Impact of the Federal Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits, finding that a provision of the 1996 welfare reform legislation passed by Congress subjects an estimated 180,000 women in the 12 most impacted states to a lifetime ban on welfare benefits.

The Sentencing Project’s report, A Lifetime of Punishment: The Impact of the Federal Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits, found that a provision of the 1996 welfare reform legislation passed by Congress subjects an estimated 180,000 women in the 12 most impacted states to a lifetime ban on welfare benefits.

This webinar reviewed this research and discussed strategies and tactics for challenging such policies at the federal and state level.

The webinar slides are available here, and the video recording can be viewed here.

Presenters:

Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project
Dr. Emily Wang, Yale School of Medicine

 
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