The Pulitzer Prize board considered these columns when it decided to award the prize for commentary to metro columnist Tony Messenger. Their note said the award was "for bold columns that exposed the malfeasance and injustice of forcing poor rural Missourians charged with misdemeanor crimes to pay unaffordable fines or be sent to jail."

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