Traffic Debt

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A troubling trend is happening in California: traffic tickets are funding the court system. A new study by a coalition of legal aid and civil rights groups finds that low income Californians are the most affected. They get caught in a vicious cycle of violations and fines, often leading to lost licenses. This makes it harder to keep or find employment.

Credits

Guests:
Everette Cain - 28-year old from South LA, who has more than $4,000 in ticket fines and court fees from just 3 citations. His licence is currently suspended., Theresa Zhen - A New Way of Life Reentry Project

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal