OMG! The response of the Biden administration to the pandemic was appalling, but the most recent revelation of how much stimulus money criminals in prisons received will make your blood boil.
The data from the Internal Revenue Service suggests that more than 1.1 million pandemic stimulus payments with a total value of more than $1.3 billion were given to jailed people around the country, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
According to a letter written by the IRS to Representative Don Bacon (R-NE), which the Washington Examiner was able to get, 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.
According to the information provided by American Lookout, there were around 163,000 people serving life sentences who were given checks.
According to the IRS release, about 156,000 checks were distributed on the national level, while 982,000 were distributed on the state level.
Inmates received their money for the stimulus package in the form of checks, direct payments, or debit cards.
Mike Pompeo, who had previously served in the position of secretary of state, reacted to the news in a tweet by saying, “Thanks to President Biden, more than 1 million prisoners received Covid stimulus checks. Maybe he can send his 87,000 new IRS agents to retrieve those rather than go after hard-working Americans.”