Parents not paying child support a growing problem in East Texas
POSTED: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 5:25pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 3:14pm
Smith County, Texas — It's becoming a vicious cycle in east Texas-- people not paying child support.
It was a hot topic at Tuesday's Smith County Commissioners meeting.
The county says there seems to be a revolving door of child support violators coming in and out of the jail.
It's a catch 22, and the taxpayers end up footing the bill.
Smith County is hoping to come up with a way to curb the problem, but there doesn't seem to be an easy solution.
Smith County officials say they have between 60 and 90 people in jail everyday on child support charges.
KETK also spoke with a woman who is having trouble getting her child support.
She says putting the offender in jail doesn't help her, because she still doesn't get her money.