Men in Prison Face Crushing Child Support Debt

Men in prison face crushing child support debt. This excellent article, written by Eli Hager at the Marshall Project, is based on interviews with a number of incarcerated men.

“Billing poor fathers doesn’t help poor mothers and kids become less poor,” said Jacquelyn Boggess, a poverty expert with the Center for Family Policy and Practice. “All it creates is a highly indebted individual.”

This graph obviously applies to Missouri, not the Delta. 

This graph obviously applies to Missouri, not the Delta.