This viewpoint piece by Libero Della Piana ended up being written for OtherWords and starred in Truthout.

This viewpoint piece by Libero Della Piana ended up being written for OtherWords and starred in Truthout.

At 36, Marcus White has invested 50 % of their life in jail. Today he’s no more behind pubs, nevertheless now he’s imprisoned by something different: debt.

When White ended up being sentenced, he had been saddled with $5,800 in unlawful fines and costs. By the right time he had been released, he had been stunned to discover that with interest, their financial obligation had grown to $15,000 — and is growing nevertheless.