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The Criminalization of Poverty

Feb 28, 2018

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A new report by the nonprofit Job Opportunities Task Force dives deep into the ways the poor in Maryland are at greater risk of criminal charges or penalties. Caryn York, executive director of JOTF, says the poor face consequences that are blind to their ability to pay. We hear JOTF's recommendations for reform on issues ranging from bail to car insurance. 

Read the report, "The Criminalization of Poverty: How to Break the Cycle Through Policy Reform in Maryland".