University of West Georgia Modern Day Prison Debtors Article Discussion

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RUNNING HEAD: MODERN DAY DEBTORS’

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Modern-day prison debtors'
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The article, “Modern-Day Debtors' Prisons in Washington, discusses several matters
regarding imposing huge debts on poor offenders within the USA’s judicial systems. These
debts have been sourced from fees commonly referred to as “Legal Financial Obligations”
attributed to fines, restitution by courts, fees, and costs. These costs have impacted hugely on
those imposed on as they are the poor citizens who are known to be unable even to meet their
basic needs. "According to the Washington Office of Public Defense, 80-90% of people charged
with felonies are found to be indigent by the courts." These people lack employment, education,
are illiterate, and even some cannot meet their basic needs. These fees and costs have plunged
people deeper into poverty. The costs imposed as the Legal Financial Obligations (LFO) are high
and unattainable. This causes a never-ending burden on those affected as well as their families
and dependents (Sobol, 2014).
It is evident that the costs imposed on the poor citiz...


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