Let’s hope new law puts an end to debtors’ prisons in Texas
Dallas News
June 16, 2017

“We’ve systematically set up a bunch of debtors’ prisons around the state by jailing people who can’t pay fees and fines for misdemeanor offenses.

“It may look like just another Catch-22, a slight inconvenience put to bed as soon as the scofflaw pays up.

“But it’s a sucker punch to many working-class folks, who sometimes lose their jobs or can’t get their driver’s license or auto registration renewed because they can’t come up with the money soon enough.”

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