DID YOU KNOW that Philadelphia prison inmates collected unemployment benefits while sitting in their cells?
They did: 1,162 of them got an average of $344 a week for, on average, 18 weeks. That’s more than $7 million.
And many of the 25,500 inmates in other county jails in Pennsylvania did the same.
The column estimates that the state of Pennsylvania alone may have been paying as much as $27 million a year for an undetermined number of years.
Your tax dollars at work.