Posts Tagged ‘President Trump’

Congress Weighs Future of Second Chance Pell Grants

By Christopher Zoukis In 1994, as part of the Clinton-era tough on crime “Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act,” Congress stripped from the Higher Education Act of 1956 (HEA) prisoners’ eligibility for federal Pell grants for lower-income students. But in July 2015, the Obama Department of Education (DOE) created a pilot “Second Chance” program…

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Trump Administration Reportedly Eyeing Death Penalty for Drug Dealers

By Christopher Zoukis President Trump has sent several recent signals supporting making drug dealing punishable by death. The Washington Post reported March 9 that both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Domestic Policy Council are looking at legislative proposals to let prosecutors seek the death penalty in federal drug-dealing cases. According to the Post…

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