Poverty, Incarceration, and Criminal Justice Debt

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-1145" src="https://centerforprisonreform check it out.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/poverty.jpg” alt=”poverty” width=”200″ height=”133″ />At a time when debt is seemingly a way of life for many in this country, prisons and jails are finding their own ways to add to an inmate’s economic woes. While courts often charge court and victim fees, detention centers are also getting in on the practice, with some charging fees for things like basic supplies, booking and release fees, and some even charge a fee every day a prisoner is behind bars.

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