Jailed for being poor

19-years-old Kevin Thompson got involved in a minor traffic violation in front of his house. The police officer suspended his license. Kevin was put on 30 day probation when he failed to pay the fine — for his first offense. Finally, the Judge asked him to deposit an additional amount of $150 failing which he was handcuffed and sent to jail like a hardened criminal. It was the price he had to pay for being poor.