Sen. Phil Gramm decided to get tough on drug crime; Texas and 11 other states quickly agreed, and banned any and all drug felons from food stamps–for life. Thus, when 180,000 women were released in the last 5 years, they could not get help to provide for their families. This refusal to help those who need help the most merely feeds the Industrial Prison Complex. It does not deter crime. It does not make society safer. Tell these states to allow drug felons to get back on their feet: TEXAS, AK AL, GA, MO, MS, SC, WV, WY.