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Court debts and lack of credit limit abilities to get driver’s licenses, find homes and get meaningful work

DAVID BENOIT, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

In 2013, Martize Tolbert walked out of prison and into a financial hole.

Mr. Tolbert was arrested on drug and weapon charges as a teenager, then bounced in and out of jail for more than a dozen years. When he was released for the last time, he owed some $12,000 in court fines and fees.

Four years later, he was working at a Charlottesville,…

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