The New Debtors Prison Dilemma

We have a new debtors prison for our times. It happens when poor people don’t have money for the numerous fines we all incur in our daily travels. Whether it is speeding tickets, fix-it tickets, expired tag tickets, seatbelt tickets, or the rest, the police are regularly handing out fines to citizens. But what happens when you don’t have money to pay those fines or the ability to go to court? Debtors prison, that’s what: “These aren’t violent criminals,” says Thomas Harvey, another of Read more […]