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Stimulus checks totaling almost $800 million went to incarcerated people, IRS records show


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People incarcerated in US prisons received $783.5 million in stimulus payments, Fox News reported. 

About 560,000 people imprisoned for the entire 2020 tax year received payments under the American Rescue Plan, according to IRS documents obtained by conservative group American Crossroads, Fox reported. 

The data release followed a series of debates in congress and courtrooms over whether incarcerated people should qualify for payments. 

In a June 2020 report, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said economic-impact payments had been sent to dead people and people in prisons.

By May 2020, incarcerated people had received 84,861 details ⇒

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