Monday, March 14, 2016

It's about time to end "debtor's prison".

I was quite pleased to see this article in the news today. A relevant quote from the article"

The new guidance comes amid concerns that some local courts are effectively punishing poor people for their poverty by imposing crippling fines and fees that, when unpaid, can result in jail time.
It's about time that our court system stops punitively punishing people with excessive fines that they have no hope of paying, and then jailing them (thus preventing them from potentially finding work in order to have some sort of income) when they can't pay the fines.

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