Released Minneapolis Jail Inmates Getting Debit Cards

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For decades, inmates leaving the Hennepin County, Mn., jail or workhouse received checks to replace any cash they had on them when they were arrested. Those checks often were lost or damaged or weren’t cashed at all because inmates lacked proper identification or a bank account, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Starting this month, debit cards will be issued to departing inmates, who . . .

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