Should Drug Offenders be Denied Food Stamps?

Jun 12, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

When someone gets caught trafficking, making, or distributing drugs, more than likely, they wind up incarcerated. But should drug offenders who have done their time be denied food stamps? It’s a question we’ll turn over in this episode of West Virginia Morning. 


West Virginia is one of only four states that still enforces a lifetime ban on food stamps for people with felony drug convictions. As Molly Born reports, experts call the ban punishing and say that assistance could help them from getting rearrested.