inmates as dependents

Is it possible to claim an inmate as a dependent when you pay for their college tuition, send them monies every month and pay their health, eye and car insurance premiums for them?
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    Yes, but you should factor in the support provided by the correctional facility to calculate the dependent's share of support.

    For a Qualified Child dependent, the child cannot provide over one half of his/her support.

    Fora Qualified relative dependent, you must provide over one half of the dependent's support.

    See “What Are Dependents”
    http://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Family/What-Are-Dependents-/INF14077.html

    Also see worksheet for calculating support and instructions.
    http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf  page 20
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