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The Poor Get Prison: The Alarming Spread of the Criminalization of Poverty

This report by Karen Dolan and Jodi L. Carr summarizes the “criminalization of poverty,” filling out the true breadth and depth of this national crisis. The key elements examined are: the targeting of poor people with fines and fees for misdemeanors, and the resurgence of debtors’ prisons – the imprisonment of people unable to pay debts Read more