While prisoners nationwide "earned" over $39 million in fraudulent refunds in 2009, not a single illegal tax refund stimulated the Iowa prison commissary economy. USA Today reports that Iowa was the only state where no fraudulent tax refunds were issued to prisoners. Florida's felons, in contrast, made out like, well, bandits, raking in over $12.5 million.
It would be nice to think that Iowa's prisoners are just so darn reformed that they wouldn't think of scamming the IRS. That would be like thinking they were too busy tending their pet unicorns to steal. Apparently Iowa's cons don't have much internet access.
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