A recent letter suggested that rather than utilizing inmates to help with the apple harvest, the work could be performed by those who receive welfare from the state.
It is worth noting that there have only been two public assistance programs which provide cash assistance. General Assistance Unemployable, now called Disability Lifeline, is for single adults who are incapacitated and cannot work. The cash-assistance portion of that program, which was $197 per month, was terminated on Nov. 1.
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) provides a cash benefit to parents with children whose income is no more than 30 …