Republican Talking Point Omits Key Details About Stimulus Payments to Inmates

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2022
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Some congressional Democrats voted for COVID-19 relief bills that resulted in stimulus checks being sent to inmates — but so did some congressional Republicans.

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was one of the prisoners eligible for a $1,400 stimulus check – but he didn’t get to keep it, because a federal court ruled that the payment could be seized to pay Tsarnaev’s criminal fines and for restitution to his victims.

But those two facts – that Republicans voted for previous stimulus checks and Tsarnaev didn’t keep his check – were...

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