The system is broken – so sayeth Fishie, and I completely agree with her. Pop on over to read what has both of us irrate at the moment. Maybe together we can come up with a good solution, because something needs to change. The system has been broken for too long and should not be tolerated as is anymore.
This is 2014, yet money can still buy freedom. If you can’t afford freedom, well, too bad. You can eat in jail.
I heard a story this morning on the NPR about poor people going to prison because they cannot afford court costs. This should not be. You should not have freedom because you are rich and you should not go to jail because you are poor.
In the story, they talked to one man who lost a job he was about to start because he spent 22 days in prison. He didn’t have enough money to pay court costs.
In Grand Rapids, Mich., Stephen Papa, a homeless Iraq War veteran, spent 22 days in jail, not for what…
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