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When Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested
A terrible tale about how the poor are being jailed to try to squeeze money from them (or their friends and family) to pay for medical debts.
via:HackerNews  healthcare  law  evil  poverty 
october 2019 by mcherm
No more library fines for most young readers in L.A. County
Small fines were blocking many kids from reading. They started letting them read in the library to cancel outstanding fines.
via:boingboing  library  poverty 
september 2018 by mcherm
Poverty grounds for separating kids from their families in Canada / Boing Boing
Kids taken from their parents by the state because they are too poor to provide well for the kids. The cost to the state of caring for them is far greater than what it would take to simply help the family.
poverty  law  via:boingboing  ethics 
july 2018 by mcherm
The Invisibles: The cruel Catch-22 of being poor with no ID - The Washington Post
A charity exists that just tries to get IDs for the poor. It's a process that takes weeks to months.
law  poverty  via:HackerNews  washingtonpost 
june 2017 by mcherm

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