MILLION DOLLAR REDISTRIBUTION
Connecting inmates with unclaimed property
We are two women from Mankato, Minnesota on a mission to help connect Minnesota jail inmates with unclaimed property. We do this simply to make people happy and help them through a difficult time. We are helping them to help themselves.
Unclaimed property is funds turned over to the state from businesses in which someone hasn’t claimed for a number of years, probably because they either don’t know or forgot it existed. We work by searching inmate names on the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) website. Then we research the matches and see if they line up with our code of ethics. If we find a match who’s (alleged) crime(s) don’t outwardly object our code of ethics, then we send them a postcard. In the postcard we first tell them who we are and what we do. Then we tell them that their name matched a name on the NAUPA website and include the last known address of that person. We tell them how to designate a POA to claim the funds while they’re incarcerated, if this is them. We also give them information about NAUPA and tell them what they can do to help further our cause. We aren't expecting anything in return, but if they want to help us contact other inmates they can always tell their loved ones to send stamps.
We call ourselves Million Dollar Redistribution because it is our dream to indirectly redistribute a million dollars from unclaimed properties to Minnesota jail inmates through the information we provide. We help inmates to help themselves. In addition to helping the individuals through a difficult time, we also possibly lower recidivism rates by letting inmates know that there’s people on the outside who care about them.
CONTACT MILLION DOLLAR REDISTRIBUTION
Janna Finch & Lelani Cook
PO Box 1204
Manakto, MN 56002
*All mail must be addressed to our names, NOT Million Dollar Redistribution