Poverty and CJS

Last Week Tonight has covered some of the consequences of the criminal justice system for poor people.  First, municipal violations, or small infractions typically resulting in fines.

Many are also in prison because they can not afford to post bail.  Up to 40% of prisoners at Rikers are there because they can not pay amounts of $5,000 or less.

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