Court Fees Drive Many Poor Defendants Underground The use of fines and fees charged to criminal defendants has exploded. People who can't afford those charges can go to jail for not paying. Hundreds of thousands are hiding from police and the courts.
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Court Fees Drive Many Poor Defendants Underground

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Court Fees Drive Many Poor Defendants Underground

Court Fees Drive Many Poor Defendants Underground

Court Fees Drive Many Poor Defendants Underground

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The use of fines and fees charged to criminal defendants has exploded. An NPR investigation has found people who can't afford those charges can go to jail for not paying. Hundreds of thousands are hiding from police and the courts.