Across the country, in the face of mounting budget deficits, states are more aggressively going after poor people who have already served their criminal sentences and jailing them for failing to pay their legal debts. These modern-day debtors’ prisons impose devastating human costs, waste taxpayer money and resources, undermine our criminal justice system, are racially skewed, and create a two-tiered system of justice.
- ReportOctober 4, 2010
- CaseJuly 22, 2017
ACLU Finds Courts Nationwide Ordering Consumers to Be Arrested and Jailed at the Bidding of Private Debt Collection CompaniesPress ReleaseFebruary 21, 2018
- Legal DocumentJune 1, 2017
- Press ReleaseJune 1, 2017
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyNovember 14, 2017