Tag Archive: fines

May 04

Making poverty a crime

Ebenezer Scrooge, the Dickens character, perfectly personified the nasty rich. For example, when asked to make a charitable donation for people trapped in poverty, Scrooge curled his lip in contempt and snarled: “Are there no prisons?” Blessedly, our American society has progressed well past such heartless disdain. Unless, of course, you happen to be poor …

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Nov 01

Prison nation

Prison Nation Having the world’s highest incarceration rate is costly in more ways than one. By William A. Collins Jails present For all to see, Human Inhumanity. The United States has more citizens behind bars, per capita, than any other nation. No, this quirk doesn’t reflect an especially felonious gene in our national DNA. Rather, …

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