This is a response to VC 32 Stuart 10 ("An addendum from dum dum")...
I saw the news story about the slashing of the Pell Grants for inmates. It seems that the "middle class" felt left out and angry they could not educate their law-abiding children while these prisoners got "free" money and a college education.
My feeling was that since education seems to work in keeping these "fallen from grace" convicts from repeating their mistakes, spend the money on them! We middle class would rather our children be alive in a kinder world and not victims of convicts trained by the cruelties in the prisons. The money would not be shifted to the middle class kids anyway. The Pell grant seemed like such a small price for society to pay.