I am always fascinated with how those with wealth who commit crimes are handled by our legal system versus how those without financial resources are dealt with. The Founding Fathers lived at a time when ‘paupers’ frequently wound up in jail because they lacked money for bail or lawyers, so provisions were made to restrict the imprisonment of poor people due to failure of having money. Nicole Bordin got into a car accident when someone hit her car. During the ensuing police report it became apparent she owed $1,758 for past fines. So,,naturally, the victim of the accident wound up in jail.
This is a prime example of how someone who has never committed a violent crime, who poses NO threat to society winds up in jail. Ironically, it costs society thousands of dollars to lock up such individuals rather than allowing them to go free, and later appear in court. Her mother had to borrow on her life insurance policy to get her daughter out of jail. Welcome to the American judiciary system!!