Monday, May 29, 2006

Punishing fathers in prison

N. Carolina news:
The Corrections Department isn't making sure that inmates earning wages through its prison industries program are paying child support, according to a follow-up report from the state Legislative Audit Council.

The report, released Thursday, checked progress on 13 recommendations the council made in 2003. Two recommendations involved child-support collections from inmates.

The follow-up checked records for the 50 highest-paid inmates in 2005 and found nine owed money under court-ordered child support.
There is no mention of any children who actually need the money, and my guess is the money will just goto welfare agencies. It is just another way of punishing fathers and prisoners.

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