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Justice Department to Judges: Jailing People Who Can't Pay Fines is Unconstitutional | Colorlines


Justice Department to Judges: Jailing People Who Can't Pay Fines is Unconstitutional | Colorlines: “The consequences of the criminalization of poverty are not only harmful—they are far-reaching,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. “They not only affect an individual’s ability to support their family, but also contribute to an erosion of our faith in government. One of my top priorities as Attorney General is to help repair community trust where it has frayed, and a key part of that effort includes ensuring that our legal system serves every American faithfully and fairly, regardless of their economic status.”

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