Skip to comments.Sex predators getting federal grants
Posted on 12/17/2003 11:43:04 PM PST by JohnHuang2
YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK
Sex predators getting
Florida law loophole allows offenders to receive cash for education
Posted: December 17, 2003
11:08 a.m. Eastern
© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com
Sexual predators confined to mental-health facilities in Florida are receiving federal grants to take college courses.
The taxpayer-funded tuition grants are allowed because the offenders are considered "residents," not "inmates," Fox News reports. A 1994 federal law prohibits "inmates" from getting financial aid.
In Florida, jurors are allowed to confine the worst sexual predators to mental-health facilities rather than prisons. As such, they are able to take advantage of their status as "residents" and qualify to receive Department of Education Pell Grants.
According to Fox, family members of victims are outraged over the loophole, but at least one convicted and now released sex offender says he is entitled to the money and thinks it's a better investment for the state to have the cash go to his education rather than to his housing in an institution.
In the past year, 54 sexual predators residing in one mental-health facility have received about $200,000 to take college courses, Fox reports. When it returns to session next year, Congress is likely to consider amending the law prohibiting inmates from receiving educational funds.
Maybe he should learn where the money came from to pay for "residential" stay at the mental-health facility!
Just goes to show you that the Government is incompetent. The right hand doesn't know what the left is doing. When filing for aid. Doesn't someone read on the application: Resident status - SEX OFFENDER! In which case, no money! GEESH!
This is otherwise known as the Clinton Entitlement Program.
Oh, hell, that's nothing.
Sometimes, they even get to be President of the United States. :)
This is a mighty big outrage!