Poverty Penalties and Poverty Traps

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Rhode Island R.I. Gen. Laws. Ann. § 12-19-8.1 Conditions of probation

(a) The following shall constitute basic conditions of probation applicable to all defendants upon whom a period of probation has been imposed: (8) Pay restitution, court costs, and fines, if

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assessed, in one or several sums, based on the defendant's ability to pay; and

Condition or extension of supervision All No