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The Criminalization of Poverty

Through money bail systems, fees and fines, laws and regulations against behavior that largely affect the homeless, and the substitution of prisons and jails for the mental hospitals that traditionally served the impoverished, we have effectively made it a crime to be poor in the US, one of the world's richest nations. School discipline in poor communities, child support policies affecting the poor, public housing ordinances, addiction treatment, and the specter of public benefits fraud also contribute to a retributive system that locks whole communities into inescapable cycles of poverty.

Peter Edelman is Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center and Faculty Director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality. He has researched and written extensively on public assistance to poor families and children, disadvantaged young men, and subsidized employment. Edelman graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

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