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Woman sentenced to 2 days in jail because she couldn’t afford her truancy fines dies in jail

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(John Vibes)   Eileen DiNino, a 55 year old mother of 7 was sent to prison because she couldn’t afford to pay for her children’s truancy fines.  Tragically, after serving half of her two day prison sentence, she was found dead in her cell.

District Judge Dean R. Patton of Reading, Pennsylvania sentenced Ms. DiNino to two days in prison to erase roughly $2,000 in fines.

Patton sent the woman away to prison against his better judgement, but as with most government jobs, Patton is required to ignore his own conscience to abide by federal and state laws.

Her cause of death has yet to be determined, but police say that it is “not suspicious.

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