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Forced Monitoring Payments Continues Cycle of Poverty, Incarceration

May 1, 2020 by AFP

GREENVILLE, SC – Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina (AFP-SC) today urged Greenville County officials to suspend forced monitoring payments for individuals while out on bond.

Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina (AFP-SC) State Director Andrew Yates issued the following statement:

“Forcing people to pay for monitoring systems when many people can’t find work during this public health crisis continues our two-tiered criminal justice system that benefits the wealthy and well-connected over everyone else. Forcing low-income individuals to choose rent, food, or other necessities over going back to jail only continues the cycle of poverty and incarceration. We should suspend payments during this pandemic to safely reduce the jail population while not bogging people down with debt.”

Background:

Criminal Justice Reforms Needed to Prioritize Health and Safety, 4/8/20