A prison guard on horseback watches inmates return from a farm work detail at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.

Texas House Votes To Stop Jailing Those To Poor To Pay Fines

Senate Bill 1913, by state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, would allow courts to ask defendants if they are too poor to pay for traffic tickets, fines for other low-level and fine-only offenses or court costs.