Brutal Fees Punish Families Of Prison Inmates

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September 19, 2015 by socialaction2014

How much money do family members have to pay in order to support someone who’s been convicted of a crime and imprisoned. A recent study looked into the costs of having an imprisoned family member, and the numbers are pretty grim. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Entitled Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families, the study is based on in-depth interviews with nearly 1,500 formerly incarcerated people, their family members, and employers.

“What we found is something we already knew, that individuals with convictions are saddled with an insane amount of fees, and it is largely family members who are responsible for these costs, attorney fees, bail, fines from court, putting money on their commissary, paying healthcare co-pays, and everything associated with release,” Alicia Walters of Forward Together told Common Dreams.”*

Read more here: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015…

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