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When "It's Illegal to Be Poor"

Did you know that one speeding ticket in Kansas could land you in jail? That's what happened to David Jackson in 2011 after he couldn't afford a $100 fine for speeding. Collection had been outsourced to a private contractor, and his bill quickly ballooned to $2,200 with court costs, jail fines, and the contractor's extra fees. "It's illegal to be poor," Jackson said. All the while, the contractor, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, which does $1 billion in business each year, skimmed profits off the top.
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