How Prison Crushes Ex-Offenders With Debt

Ex-offenders’ dependence on loved-ones creates financial hardship and debt for both parties.

By Courtney CollinsOctober 10, 2019 9:30 am, , , ,

From KERA:

Prison makes it nearly impossible to hold onto savings and earn money. But it’s a great place to take on debt.

Creditors don’t push pause while someone’s incarcerated. And because many people don’t have the money for lawyers or bail, those costs turn into debt owed to family and friends after release.

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