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Effects of Denial of SNAP Benefits on Persons with Felony Drug Convictions

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April 25, 2020

Federal law bans convicted drug felons from receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This brief discusses the public health consequences of rescinding nutritional assistance from people with drug convictions. The 50-State Survey examines how states have reacted to the ban, by either leaving it in place, removing it, or modifying it.

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