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Parking Ticket Fines Fund School Supplies In Columbia, South Carolina

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A boy looks at the range of school supplies in a supermarket. (Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Image)
A boy looks at the range of school supplies in a supermarket. (Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Image)

The city of Columbia, South Carolina, ran a program earlier this month allowing people to pay off parking tickets with school supplies.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the city's mayor, Stephen Benjamin (@SteveBenjaminSC), about the program.

This segment aired on August 28, 2019.

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