Redress Payments

The first redress checks for $20,000 and formal letters of apology from President George H.W. Bush were sent in October 1990. The effort to verify claims and locate survivors took ten years, so some received their apology letter from President Bill Clinton. Ultimately, the government provided more than $1.6 billion in redress payments to 82,219 former camp inmates, an amount that did not compensate for their total losses.
Manoru Eto, age 107, was among the first to receive the redress payment.
Courtesy of Department of Justice, Office of Redress Administration
Former inmates received tax-free redress payments.
Courtesy of Department of Justice, Office of Redress Administration
A presidential apology letter accompanied the redress payments.
Courtesy of The White House