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  1. #1 Pennsylvania mom of 7 dies in jail over unpaid school-related fines 
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    DiNino had no ability to pay her $2,000 fine. She was reportedly unemployed, on welfare, and completely overwhelmed by her children.
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    It's going to cost the state more than $2000 to pay for her kids placement in the foster care system.
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    Fees for truancy? Many of us don't want our kids in the crappy public schools; do we all risk death in prison?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Fees for truancy? Many of us don't want our kids in the crappy public schools; do we all risk death in prison?

    It just seems like at each step of the way for her, she had to deal with people who had a complete lack of compassion for others. The school, the courts, the jail, and so on. What kind of idiot judge levies $2000 in fines against a person who is receiving welfare, and expect her to be able to pay it off?
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    District Judge Dean Patton, who sentenced DiNino to jail, is deeply troubled by her death.

    “This woman should not have died alone in prison,” Patton told the Reading Eagle. “Our ultimate goal is not to fine people or put them in jail, but that is the only tool the Legislature has given us when people can’t afford to pay.”
    The 2000 wasn't for one fine. There were over 50 of them. Sounds like her kids were running amok and not going to school.

    Where is the father/s of these kids?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dori View Post
    The 2000 wasn't for one fine. There were over 50 of them. Sounds like her kids were running amok and not going to school.

    Where is the father/s of these kids?

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    Without judging DiNino – few details of her personal life have been reported – it’s safe to say the similar, chaotic situations many women and children find themselves in stem from the breakdown of the family unit. The sexual revolution that began in the 1960s has borne its fruit: single-parent homes, absentee fathers, overwhelmed mothers, poverty, and children who roam the streets instead of study in class.
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    Ya know, it really seems to me that there is so little known of this situation that I don't see how much blame could justly be distributed among what persons. Or if any should.

    I'll definitely agree with Dori. Where was the children's male parent. Or male parents? Further, where is this woman's family? nw suggested some sadly realistic possibilities. The flip side of that coin is that the deceased woman may have ditched them. The permutations of possibility are myriad.
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