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Facing Doubts About Court Fines, Lawmakers Take Questions To Heart

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Facing Doubts About Court Fines, Lawmakers Take Questions To Heart

Facing Doubts About Court Fines, Lawmakers Take Questions To Heart

Facing Doubts About Court Fines, Lawmakers Take Questions To Heart

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U.S. lawmakers and judges are feeling some urgency to solve the same problem: how to stop sending people to jail simply for failing to pay court fines and fees, often because they're too poor to afford them. Policymakers react to a recent NPR investigation into the issue.

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