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Texas to Allow Food Stamps for Felons with a Drug Conviction

Effective September 1, 2015, parolees with a felony drug conviction are once again eligible to apply for and receive federal food assistance commonly known as Food Stamps. Many states opted to bar drug felons from Foods Stamps, which is now known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), for life when the measure was created in 1996. Texas is now the 44th state to opt out of the ban instituted during the Clinton administration. Under the new policy, first time drug felons will be eligible for food stamps so long asRead More

Can a Texas Felon Vote?

One question that is on the minds of many Texas felons is are they allowed to vote?  The answer is "yes", as long as they meet the qualifications. In Texas, voting qualifications are covered under the Texas Election Code, Title 2, Chapter 11, §11.002 (4)  which states that a person may vote if they have “ …not been finally convicted of a felony or, if so convicted, has: (A)  fully discharged the person's sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered byRead More