The Phila. Daily News tells
that cellblock prisoners in the US are actually getting money even while in jail (Hat tip: Patterico
DID YOU KNOW that Philadelphia prison inmates collected unemployment benefits while sitting in their cells?
They did: 1,162 of them got an average of $344 a week for, on average, 18 weeks. That's more than $7 million.
And many of the 25,500 inmates in other county jails in Pennsylvania did the same.
We're talking cash for cons - tens of millions of tax dollars paid by employers and employees fraudulently scammed by incarcerated crooks.
This is terrible that the tax dollars of innocent people are going to those who don't deserve it.
Labels: political corruption, United States