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

Full Text Reports... 2015-07-07

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The Poor Get Prison: The Alarming Spread of the Criminalization of Poverty Source: Institute for Policy Studies Poor people, especially people of color, face a far greater risk of being fined, arrested, and even incarcerated for minor offenses than other Americans. A broken taillight, an unpaid parking ticket, a minor drug offense, sitting on a […]

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07/07/2015, 12:31

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07/07/2015, 10:00