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Opinion: I Can’t Visit My Sons in Prison Because I Have Unpaid Traffic Tickets

September 14, 2017 | NewsLinks
To visit someone in a Michigan state prison, you have to fill out an application and send it to the Department of Corrections with a self-addressed envelope. A couple of months after I mailed mine in, they sent me a sheet of paper saying that I was not approved to see either of my two sons, Harvey and Antwan, who are incarcerated.

Editorial: Solano provides residents new way to pay fines

August 20, 2017 | NewsLinks
Thanks to a 2016 lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Solano County Superior Court is one of the Northern California courts that has now agreed to stop suspending the driver’s licenses of traffic offenders that can’t afford to pay their fines.
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