Poverty Penalties and Poverty Traps

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State Statute Description/Statute Name Statutory language Type of poverty penalty or poverty trap Level of offense Mandatory
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Washington Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 10.01.180(1),(3) Fine or costs--Default in payment--Contempt of court--Enforcement, collection procedures
(1) A defendant sentenced to pay a fine or costs who defaults in the payment thereof or of any installment is in contempt of court as provided in chapter 7.21
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RCW. The court may issue a warrant of arrest for his or her appearance….(3) If a term of imprisonment for contempt for nonpayment of a fine or costs is ordered, the term of imprisonment shall be set forth in the commitment order, and shall not exceed one day for each twenty-five dollars of the fine or costs, thirty days if the fine or assessment of costs was imposed upon conviction of a violation or misdemeanor, or one year in any other case, whichever is the shorter period. A person committed for nonpayment of a fine or costs shall be given credit toward payment for each day of imprisonment at the rate specified in the commitment order.
Incarceration All No
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Washington Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 10.01.180(5) Fine or costs--Default in payment--Contempt of court--Enforcement, collection procedures
(5) A default in the payment of a fine or costs or any installment thereof may be collected by any means authorized by law for the enforcement of a judgment.
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The levy of execution for the collection of a fine or costs shall not discharge a defendant committed to imprisonment for contempt until the amount of the fine or costs has actually been collected.
Incarceration All No
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Washington Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 10.70.010  Commitment until fine and costs are paid
When the defendant is adjudged to pay a fine and costs, the court shall order him or her to be committed to the custody of the sheriff until the fine
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and costs are paid or secured as provided by law.
Incarceration All Yes
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Washington Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 9.94B.030 Post release supervision-violations
If the offender violates any condition of post release supervision, a hearing may be conducted in the same manner as provided in RCW 9.94B.040. Jurisdiction shall be with the court
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of the county in which the offender was sentenced. However, the court may order a change of venue to the offender's county of residence or where the violation occurred, for the purpose of holding a violation hearing. After the hearing, the court may order the offender to be confined for up to sixty days per violation in the county jail.
Incarceration All No
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Washington Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 10.82.030 Commitment for failure to pay fine and costs--Execution against defendant's property--Reduction by payment, labor, or confinement
If any person ordered into custody until the fine and costs adjudged against him or her be paid shall not, within five days, pay, or cause the payment of the
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same to be made, the clerk of the court shall issue a warrant to the sheriff commanding him or her to imprison such defendant in the county jail until the amount of such fine and costs owing are paid. Execution may at any time issue against the property of the defendant for that portion of such fine and costs not reduced by the application of this section. The amount of such fine and costs owing shall be the whole of such fine and costs reduced by the amount of any portion thereof paid, and an amount established by the county legislative authority for every day the defendant performs labor as provided in RCW 10.82.040, and a lesser amount established by the county legislative authority for every day the defendant does not perform such labor while imprisoned.
Incarceration All No