Texas Pays to Train Ex-Convict to be a Barber%u2026Then Denies Him a License
- A two-time convicted felon for sexual assault, Mays was released from prison in March 2010. Like others with a criminal record, he had trouble gaining employment. So he turned to a state government agency, the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, for help. Officials decided to assist Mays in becoming a barber and authorized the state to pay for his training. The state also covered the costs of his supplies and the fees for taking his licensing exam. But when it came time to receive his barberâ€™s license, the agency in charge (the Department of Licensing and Regulation) refused to complyâ€”citing the fact Mays was a convicted criminal. ++++ Your Tax Dollars Wasted YET AGAIN!