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3 Ways Poverty is Treated As a Crime

3 Ways Poverty is Treated As a Crime

It sounds unreal, farfetched, or even crazy — ‘poverty is illegal’ — but it’s happening and has been for far too long in our country. When you look at the frequency at which people are incarcerated because they can’t pay fees for speeding tickets and other small infractions, it’s heartbreaking. There are 2.2 million people … Continue reading