Eye For an Eye: Missouri Taking Prisoner’s Left Behind Money

So here’s the scam: The state of Missouri arrests and jails people. Sometimes those people leave for whatever “unauthorized” reason, like prisoners that walk away from half-way homes or just those that just straight up escape…and when that happens, the State just takes the money they left in their prison bank accounts. Is that right? The Missouri Department of Corrections says “Yes!” but Auditor Susan Montee says “No!” Call it the $1 million state bonanza, courtesy of escaped prisoners and halfway house walkaways. [Read More]