Byline: JUSTIN SACHAROFF
Florida holds the distinction of having the highest amount of prisoner tax fraud in the nation, according to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
North Florida, especially, is a hot bed for this type of tax fraud.
In 2009 there were 2,407 false returns filed by prison inmates in Northeast Florida alone, Nelson's office said.
Nelson, D-Fla., was in Jacksonville on Friday to speak about efforts to curb this growing issue.
Nelson's main focus toward ending prisoner tax fraud is a law already in place that gives the Internal Revenue Service the ability to give inmates' financial information to federal prisons.
The law, …