Wednesday, April 29, 2015

5 Ways It's Become a Crime to Be Poor in America, Punishable by Further Impoverishment

New report details perverse policies that are driving more people into hopeless, inescapable poverty.

The criminalization of America’s poor has been quietly gaining steam for years, but a recent study, “The Poor Get Prison,” co-authored by Karen Dolan and Jodi L. Carr, reveals the startling extent to which American municipalities are fining and jailing the country’s most vulnerable people, not just punishing them for being poor, but driving them deeper into poverty.

Read about five troubling trends from the report that show us how the government is financially abusing poor people.

More:  http://www.alternet.org/economy/5-ways-its-become-crime-be-poor-america-punishable-further-impoverishment

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