sibley wrote:ccs1702 wrote:If somebody is found guilty of theft, robbery, embezzelment, etc. of federally insured money, that individual, upon having served their sentence should not be allowed to reap the benefits of public funds upon release (grants, sholarship, student loans, etc.).
Do you realize how much public money it takes to incarcerate somebody? Also, why should he not be entitled to scholarships? This isn't necessarily public money. And loans? You think he has the cash on hand to pay for school out of pocket? Besides, loans are given with the expectation that they'll be repaid.
So we shouldn't give them more money because we already spent a ton jailing them.
Scholarships... maybe. Private loans? Sure. Federal ones, where the govt absorbs the interest while you're in school? No way. Grants? No way.
The man has served the sentence prescribed to him by the court. Whether you agree that he is reformed or of the necessary character to be an attorney is irrelevant; in the eyes of the law, he is now entitled to the same educational opportunities as everyone else.