When impoverished people go to court, they pile up court fines and fees. When they struggle to pay, they lose driver's licenses, public benefits and can go to jail. NPR's investigation “Guilty and Charged” told the little-known story of the emergence of a two-tiered system of justice that more harshly punishes the poor. The six-part series, which ran on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition, was the result of a year of reporting and research. It combined compelling personal narratives and unique data gathering to create memorable, insightful and in-depth stories.
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