U.S. News & World Report(January 23, 2006) had an article entitled When the Poor Go to Court. This article was worth mentioning because the Judicial Activists in Kent County routinely are sending indigents and poor people to jail for debts they cannot pay.
The actions by elitist Judicial officers in Kent County is part of what appears to be a public policy that is aimed to help transform this State into one large Welfare drain of federal incentive payments to make up for its bloated family courts, employees, and social workers. Kent County's attempt to keep paying for anti-family policies and much larger than necessary government programs.
Just like the article says ... many people, if they do get a public defender, receive one who "doesn't have the time, resources, or interest to provide effective representation" which I experienced first hand watching many people be sent straight to jail with little to no questioning from the Judge or the public defender of the charges or ability to pay for excessive debts. I had to take over for mine who was non chalantly stating that she did not know what I wanted. Not too mention I didn't even get her name. The critical component remains if it is even "constitutional to jail him [people] for debts he [they] couldn't pay" in the first place. A debt is a debt, regardless of how the Judicial welfare activists try to twist it in an effort to extort money not from individuals, but their families.
Removing the Judicial officers that are perpetrating these offenses against our State's poor and sometimes ignorant is necessary and essential. Several people have begun programs aimed at removing the Judicial officers or reforming bloated programs that use fear policy; Some examples are http://www.removethesepeople.org and http://www.fixthefoc.com and many others. People are finally understanding that the tactics of rogue elitist Judicial officers have gone well beyond their intended purpose all in the name of making money from the destruction of our families.