In Pennsylvania, Montgomery County officials report they have collected more than $1.2 million in just 10 months in delinquent court fees and fines dating to 1986.

Since offering people a chance to avoid a collection agency and pay what they can afford, Clerk of Courts Ann Thornburg Weiss' office has seen explosive growth in collections.

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