Poverty Penalties and Poverty Traps

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Tennessee Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-4-106 Fines and Costs
On conviction, the offender shall immediately pay the fine and costs, or give security to pay them, or be imprisoned until they are paid. The fine and costs, if paid
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before execution, shall be paid to the clerk; if paid after execution, to the officer having the execution.
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