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"Not a Crime to Be Poor": Law Professor Peter Edelman on The Criminalization of Poverty in America

'Law professor Peter Edelman explores the expansion of financial punishments for the poor in America - as arbitrary fines for offenses funnel money out of already impoverished communities back into the legal system itself and the corporations increasingly central to its operation, feeding more dollars and lives into a system looking more like a loansharking venture than a justice system.
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