Saturday, February 25, 2006

Making prisoners pay

NY Times letter:
Perhaps the most frequent cost we confront at the Fortune Society with men returning from prison is child support. A man paying $400 a month in child support does not have a suspension of bills while incarcerated. If he is locked up five years, he will be faced with a bill of $24,000 accumulated during all the time he was locked up and had no income.
If a man has no money, then he should not have to pay.

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