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Parents billed for children’s jail time

Parents billed for children’s jail time

Rachel Reyes

March 18, 2017

Although going to jail as a child seems like a harsh punishment, the actual burden is being placed on the parents who are forced to pay a bill for the incarceration. Parents must pay a nightly rate for the detention, as bills run up to $1,000 a month in places like Philadelphia, according to the Wa...

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