A Citrus Heights police sergeant issues a traffic ticket. Court fees on top of other fines help underwrite county and municipal budgets, but often price the poor out of any ability to pay.
A Citrus Heights police sergeant issues a traffic ticket. Court fees on top of other fines help underwrite county and municipal budgets, but often price the poor out of any ability to pay. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
A Citrus Heights police sergeant issues a traffic ticket. Court fees on top of other fines help underwrite county and municipal budgets, but often price the poor out of any ability to pay. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

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Court fees punish the poor for being poor. California, stop criminalizing poverty

June 26, 2017 12:00 PM

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