Law by Law, License Suspended due to Poverty

When someone can't pay his fines or court costs, we are quick to yank his license, whereupon he can't drive to work, to make money, to pay his fines. This is so irrational, the only reasonable explanation is that the state really wants to put this person in jail. Remember that blacks have 1 seventeenth the wealth of whites, so the effect is to put black people in jail. This isn't partisan, or even political, it's just math.

map of states where the license is not suspended for financial reasons

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Please send along any corrections or new information. I am not always up to date on all the laws in all 50 states.

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