Currently, SSA pays incentive payments to state and local correctional and mental health institutions for reporting inmate information to SSA. Under SI 02310.088 SSA's Incentive Payment Program, an incentive payment of $400 is made to an agency when the information received results in suspension of benefits. Many times, the suspension is for for a month or 2. $400 PER PRISONER is simply a high fee to pay for information... more »
The primary purpose of the limitation on VA compensation and pension in 38 U.S.C. §§ 5313(a) and 1505(a) is to eliminate a double burden on United States taxpayers where an incarcerated veteran is already being supported by government funds provided for the operation of a penal institution. The legislative history of this issue also notes Congress' concern that the purpose of compensation and pension is to replace... more »
If prisoners are going to be allowed to watch television, make them ride energy-generating bikes to power the TVs; if it can be done in a way that is safe, cost-effective, and Constitutional.
Why is it that if I get put in jail I don't continue to get paid YET a senator or congressman does!!! Talk about waste, fraud and abuse--this is MAJOR. They also should not get a pension for doing one term, that continues for years and years after they leave office. They also should not be able to vote in raises for themselves---the US people should be able to do that. They act like they rule the world and are more important... more »
If prisoners want to watch TV, make them ride a bike that will generate the electricity to keep the TV on.