Eddie Melton on Crime
Restore state scholarship eligibility to felony offenders
A General Assembly measure would restore state scholarship eligibility to felony offenders. Sen. Melton said his bill is aimed at preparing offenders for the workforce and giving them a second chance [which has been prohibited since] 2008.
It would affect offenders now in prison for a felony.
"I think everyone deserves a fair shot if they're trying to better themselves and be productive," said Melton. "I think this will minimize student loan and debt and encourage them to take classes."
Source: Chicago Tribune: Indiana voting record: O'Bannon scholarship
, Jan 22, 2019
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