$1,200 Stimulus Checks to Prison Inmates? – Reclaiming America

$1,200 Stimulus Checks to Prison Inmates?

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What has happened to America when federal judges order the government to pay prison inmates the same $1,200 stimulus payments that many Americans received in the weeks after the coronavirus shut much of the country down?

Please share your thoughts in the Comment section.

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“The possibility of checks for prisoners has been a contentious issue, with the IRS first allowing and then disallowing the payments before a federal judge stepped in late last month to clarify: Prisoners, too, can get paid,” according to NBC News.

“But according to attorneys, prisoners and their advocates, some prison systems appear to be erecting roadblocks to payments approved by Congress and the courts. Advocates in several states have raised concerns that some prisoners do not have access to the forms they need to apply for the money, and that some officials are not providing information about how to fill them out correctly…

“Since the pandemic began in March, the IRS has sent emergency payment checks to at least 159 million people.

Initially, the IRS issued payments to people behind bars. The $2 trillion federal stimulus package excluded dependents and foreigners without legal residency, but it didn’t explicitly disqualify incarcerated people. When an internal auditor noted in May that the IRS was automatically sending checks to prisoners and dead people, the agency abruptly changed course, blocking payments to prisoners and saying those who’d already received the money should pay it back. A federal report in June found that the government had paid $100 million in stimulus money to about 85,000 prisoners.” [emphasis added]

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$100 million in stimulus money to 85,000 prisoners!!

So again we ask, what has happened to America when federal judges order the government to pay prison inmates the same $1,200 stimulus payments that many Americans received in the weeks after the coronavirus shut much of the country down?

Please share your thoughts in the Comment section.

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10 Comments

  1. Craig R Koons says:

    If they have committed a crime and are locked up give their money to the victims !!!!!!!!

  2. Missy C. says:

    THAT JUDGE SHOULD BE THROWN OFF THE BENCH. AND KICKED OUT OF THE COUNTRY..you are a lier. First comment for this story. Are we being sensors now like the Communist?

  3. Missy C. says:

    THAT JUDGE SHOULD BE THROWN OFF THE BENCH. AND KICKED OUT OF THE COUNTRY..

  4. Cherie Davis says:

    Seriously? The cost is over $40K a year to the tax payer to house them Why would we spend $100 million to give them stimulus. Correct me if I’m wrong but the stimulus is money due to loss oof income. What income have these guys lost? Mosre to the point they have caased loss of income.

  5. Sic&Tired says:

    Heck NO…..IF, they are in jail – then pretty much…they have lost their rights, due to some criminal action. PLUS, it costs the taxpayers a lot more than $1200 per year for each inmate/prisoner….Woman or Man…. So, they don’t deserve a “Plug Nickle”……

  6. Margaret says:

    This is outrageous. Small to medium sized businesses have closed permanently thanks to the Orwellian and unnecessary economic shutdowns.
    This must be investigated Stimulus monies should not go to prisoners who have committed violent crimes while others have and are facing poverty.

  7. Jeff says:

    They dont need it, they are already costing the taxpayers money because they are criminals. This must be democratic idea! Let’s just give everyone money especialy illegals & criminals !!!!!

  8. Tom M. says:

    I’ll be 65 next month, disabled. Stimulus check from the government? Nope, none for me. I just had to cinch down and live with less. Convicts get room and board and medical, no taxes to pay and NOW they get a stimulus check?
    What a F¥€Ked up system. Probably a Demoncrat judge.

    • Pamela says:

      I really don’t think it is right to give prisoners a stimulus check, ridiculous!! They are still making us wait and wait on a stimulus check that should have been coming once a month until they open back up this country completely. Everyone needs it NOW!! can’t they see what this is doing to people that are losing their homes and cars because of non payments. Give us a check every month. Or give us at least enough money to get straightened out, not family’s of 3 one amount and single people another amount. 4000 would be great right now, then 2000 every month. Thank you

  9. DAN CROFT says:

    That judge should be in there with them !

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