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Driving While Poor: How Unpaid Traffic Fines Land Some Motorists in Jail

Virginia legislators may soon end a policy of suspending driver’s licenses for non-payment of fines that critics say amounts to a penalty for being poor. Low-income motorists who need their cars to get to work—and to earn the money to pay their traffic debts— can face jail if they’re caught driving illegally.

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Is a Registry for Juvenile Sex Offenders a Form of ‘Child Abuse’?

Thomas Arrowhead, now 38, was found guilty of a sodomy charge when he was 12 years old. But because he committed the offense before a 2014 Oregon law that allowed judges discretion in requiring juveniles to register as sex offenders, he will likely have to live with the label for the rest of his life.