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Lawsuit: St. Louis County Town Jails Are ‘Debtors Prisons’

Federal lawsuits claim jails in Ferguson and Jennings operate essentially as modern-day debtors’ prisons, where minor traffic offenses can lead to extended periods behind bars.


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Owe Money, Miss a Court Date, Go to Jail?

An association representing debt collectors says there’s no “debtors’ prison” in Illinois


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