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Criminalization Of The Poor

October 5, 2018

Guests: Professor Peter Edelman from Georgetown University and C. Daniel Bowes, Attorney with the Second Chance Initiative, North Carolina Justice Center.





"Poverty... is too often treated as a criminal offense." - Karen Dolan
Incarceration isn't a pleasant experience for anyone, poor or rich. But if you're living in poverty, the situation is compounded. Being victim of a judicial system primarily interested in punishment, your inability to pay fines or keep employment can mean the barriers to getting your life back on track are insurmountable. In separate interviews our guests will discuss how criminalization of the poor got started and what is being done to change the situation.





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