Here’s How Much It Costs To Have A Family Member In Prison

Here’s How Much It Costs To Have A Family Member In Prison

Carla Gonzalez’s younger brother has been in prison for ten years, and her family has only just begun to recover from the economic blow.

First it was the lawyer fees. He was hit with five consecutive sentences for murder after the car he was driving to carry people across the Mexico border into the U.S. crashed while being chased by border patrol agents, killing the passengers. Gonzalez’s parents sprang into action. They refinanced the apartment building they owned while Gonzalez and her other brother held fundraisers and asked family members for money. They were just barely able to scrounge up the Read More

Read more here:: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/09/15/3701581/incarceration-family-costs/

      

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