Is Michigan's Delta County opening a debtors prison?
April 07, 2009
Does this sound fair to you?
A woman could not pay a hundred dollar bill her young son racked up for juvenile detention in Michigan's Delta County in the Upper Peninsula so the judge threw her in jail for 30 days, according to George Bullard of the Detroit News.
The mom had a part-time job where she received a check that would have barely covered her son's bill from the county. Instead, they took her check to pay for her month long jail stay.
Is it time to stop making Michigan prisoners pay for their jail stay?
Sounds like it's starting to be used as a revenue enhancer and not a tool to promote justice.