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Deadbeat Parents In Hoke County May Be Put On House Arrest

Posted April 5, 2004 11:53 a.m. EDT

— Hoke County commissioners will consider a proposal Monday that would allow for house arrest for deadbeat parents.

More than 200,000 parents in North Carolina owe more than $1 billion in child support.

Social services says putting offenders in jail defeats the purpose because they cannot make money behind bars.

Wake and New Hanover counties already have a similar plan in place.