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BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s Workforce Commission improperly paid out almost $6.2 million in unemployment benefits to nearly 1,200 people in jails & prisons in 2020, according to a report by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.
People who are incarcerated are prevented from receiving unemployment because they are unable to obtain employment, a requirement to receive the benefit.
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