Brickbat: Library Fines


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A Michigan couple face up to $500 in fines and up to 93 days in jail for two overdue library books. Cathy and Melvin Duren have agreed to pay the late fees for both books and to buy a new copy of one of the books, which they could not find. But they have so far refused to pay $210 in "diversion fees" to the Lenawee County prosecutor's office. A judge has warned them they could go to jail if they don't pay those fees as well.