Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I have a question
I was reading the New York Times this morning and noticed a story about the Florida prison system. It appears that the state courts have ordered the prisons to give better mental health care to the prisoners, but with the state mental health system overcrowded, the prisons have been slow to do so. Now the court has declared the prison system in contempt and has begun to levy fines.

Here's the question: when one branch of the government fines another, where does the money go? I've never thought about this before. Is there a special fund that fines go to? I now have my co-workers puzzling over this, so if you know the answer, please help us.

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