Tuesday 17 October 2017

Pay the fine or do the time

I REFER to your editorial 'Seeing sense on jail for debtors' (February 1). I think you and many others have missed a very important point.

Fines are imposed when someone is guilty of an offence. Jail sentences are subsequently imposed if fines are not paid.

Or to put it another way, people who refuse to take their medicine are given a more severe punishment.

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