Friday, April 27, 2018

SPLC Settlement to End Mississippi Debtors' Prison

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has reached a settlement with the city of Corinth, Mississippi, to shut down its modern-day debtors’ prison. The city has agreed to stop jailing low-income defendants who can’t pay a fine or money bail for minor offenses. It will release most people appearing in city court on their own recognizance and will allow defendants unable to pay their fines in full a choice between a $25 monthly payment plan or community service.

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Source: SPLC

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