The Criminalization Of Poverty In America

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Heard On The Morning Show
Prison cells
Thomas Hawk (CC-BY-NC)

Thanks to a system that imposes fees and fines for minor crimes, those suffering from poverty are disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system, and find themselves unable to escape the cycle of debt, incarceration, and more. That’s according to our guest this hour, who says it’s effectively become a crime to be poor in America…and it’s time for things to change.

Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Peter Edelman Guest