Pa. Finally Cuts Unemployment Benefits For County Prisoners

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February 1, 2013

Winning. Funny what hard times can produce!

Pro tip for legislators looking for places to tighten budgetary belts: Stop sending unemployment benefits to prisoners.

This was a problem for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania until just recently. The PA Independent reports:

Using an existing data system called the Pennsylvania Justice Network, the state can cross-match inmate data with unemployment records to identify unemployment beneficiaries in county prisons and stop payments.

via Pa. Finally Cuts Unemployment Benefits For Prisoners In County Jails – Forbes.



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Comments:
  1. Ragspierre says:

    That government which governs least governs best.

  2. Instant disqualification here : To draw unemployment in Georgia and probably all states one must make an effort to seek a job, which is tough to do behind bars. We need a more honest class of jail inmates, don’t we.