Poverty Penalties and Poverty Traps

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Delaware 11 Del. C. § 4105(b)(1) Default in Payment of Fine; Inability to Pay

Where a person sentenced to pay a fine, costs, restitution or all 3, on conviction of a crime is unable or fails to pay such fine, costs, restitution or all

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3, at the time of imposition of sentence or in accordance with the terms of payment set by the court, the court may order the person to report at any time to the Commissioner of the Department of Correction, or a person designated by the Commissioner, for work for a number and schedule of hours necessary to discharge the fine, costs or restitution imposed.

Work program/jail industry program All No