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Inmates get benefits

Audit: Schenectady jail inmates received benefits

County urged to monitor daily rosters

Schenectady County Jail located on Veeder Ave.
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Schenectady County Jail located on Veeder Ave.
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Schenectady County’s Department of Social Services paid benefits to 19 jail inmates totaling in the thousands of dollars even though they weren’t entitled to receive assistance during their period of incarceration, an audit by the state Comptroller’s Office found. The audit determined social services paid the inmates $9,076 in Safety Net Assistance and other welfare benefits between January 2011 and February 2013. The probe also found five inmates received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits totaling ...

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October 9, 2013
6:19 p.m.

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Why not pay jail inmates we pay congressmen don’t we.