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People in prison are entitled to $1,200 stimulus checks

Oct 11, 2020 - The Boston Globe


Yes, people incarcerated in local, state, and federal prisons are entitled to receive the same $1,200 stimulus payments sent to millions of other Americans.

That's according to a recent ruling by Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the US District Court for the Northern District of California, who granted class-action standing to this group. Hamilton ordered the Treasury Department and the IRS to reverse their decision to withhold stimulus funds from the prisoners solely based on t...