Tom Cotton is Mad…This Time

US Senator Tom Cotton, Arkansas’ hometown boy, is making an issue of the fact there’s no language in the Covid Stimulus Bill to prohibit imprisoned criminals (who filed taxes) from receiving the $1400 checks. The government will be sending out the stimulus checks to all Americans soon — House Democrats pushed it through.

It’s doubtful they will…be given their money…

I’m not even sure inmates will actually get the money once it is sent to them. It may be used to pay their fines and expenses, which will benefit public-support jails and prisons. (I don’t even want to get started about private prisons). It is doubtful that it will result in checks being handed to inmates, because there is thankfully a limit on how much money inmates in prisons and jails can have “on their books,” and it’s doubtful they will be given access to their money while they are serving sentences. They are not allowed to have cash. It’s considered contraband and results in more crimes within the lock-up.

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.

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