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Drug Offenders: Various Factors May Limit the Impacts of Federal Laws that Provide for Denial of Selected Benefits

  • Organization: Government Accountability Office
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Saturday, October 01, 2005
  • Submitted: Tuesday, November 01, 2005
  • Attachment(s): PDF

GAO analyzed (1) for selected years, the number and percentage of drug offenders that were estimated to be denied federal postsecondary education and federally assisted housing benefits and federal grants, contracts, and licenses and (2) the factors affecting whether drug offenders would have been eligible to receive TANF and food stamp benefits, but for their drug offense convictions, and for a recent year, the percentage of drug offenders released who would have been eligible to receive these benefits.

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