Even the most ardent, entitlement-happy, liberal should have no problem with this story. So far, 127 MA state prison inmates have been caught illegally collecting unemployment pay while behind bars.

According to the Boston herald, some of the cases involved a second party, usually a spouse, instructed as to how to cash the checks without raising a red flag.

Fraud investigators from the Department of Unemployment Assistance began cross-referencing unemployment recipients against the Department of Correction's inmate database. The checks already cashed totaled about $150,000.

The jailhouse racket is being investigated by the Attorney General's Office.