How Families Cope with the Hidden Costs of Incarceration for the Holidays

As a public defender, Jennifer knows most of her clients and their families struggle financially. The cost of incarceration goes beyond missed work - it devastates entire families. Most of us don't think about the cost of a phone call or a text message when we want to check in with our family members or friends. But for people in jail, the cost of staying in touch can often be too high. Jennifer sees this every single day and is committed to ending the culture of mass incarceration that puts families in this position.

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