Stimulus Checks Went To Prison Inmates
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
Whoever said crime doesn't pay was unaware of the federal stimulus plan. The Social Security Administration sent out billions of dollars to people. Now, most went to retirees, mostly in small checks of a couple hundred bucks. But several thousand checks went to people in prison, who are supposed to be ineligible. The government now wants the money back from inmates who did not deserve it. People who qualified, though, but then were locked up get to keep the cash. It's MORNING EDITION.
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