Excerpt: "Take, for example, what happened to Robin Sanders in Illinois. She was driving home when an officer pulled her over for having a loud muffler. But instead of sending her off with a warning, the officer arrested Sanders, and she was taken right to jail. 'That's when I found out [that] I had a warrant for failure to appear in Macoupin County. And I didn't know what it was about.' Sanders owed $730 on a medical bill. She says she didn't even know a collection agency had filed a lawsuit against her. [...]"
A typical prison cell, 04/16/09. (photo: Still Burning/Flickr/Yahoo)
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