Holy crap! The reaction of the administration of President Joe Biden to the pandemic was disgraceful; but, the most recent disclosure of how much stimulus money prisoners serving time received will really make you irate!
According to a study by the Washington Examiner, data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service indicates that more than 1.1 million pandemic stimulus payments with a total worth of more than $1.3 billion were provided to persons who were incarcerated in various locations around the country.
According to a letter written by the IRS to Representative Don Bacon (R-NE), which the Washington Examiner was able to obtain, the number of $1.3 billion includes economic impact payments but does not include recovery rebate credits, which are another kind of COVID-19 assistance. The letter was able to be obtained by the Washington Examiner.
According to the information that was provided by American Lookout, around 163,000 individuals who are currently serving life sentences were issued checks.
According to the announcement made by the Internal Revenue Service, around 156,000 payments were sent out on a national basis, while 982,000 were sent out on a state level.
Checks, direct payments, or debit cards were the three methods that were used to distribute the money to inmates as part of the stimulus package.
Mike Pompeo, who had previously served in the role of secretary of state, reacted to the news by tweeting the that thanks to Biden, more than one million inmates got Covid stimulus checks.