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US jailing people for being poor

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Published on Feb 18, 2014

The US Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional to throw someone in jail for not being able to pay court fees or fines without asking them if they can afford it first, but still, courts across the country continue to imprison poor people for not paying fines. Then, even worse, those fines grow with interest rate, as the people behind bars have no way to make any money to pay down fines. The Resident discusses.

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