21 Oct 2015

‘Blood Or Jail’ Judge Faces Ethics Complaint From SPLC

Southern Poverty Law Center filed a judicial ethics complaint against an Alabama judge that told people owing court fines to donate blood or go to jail.

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Judge's Gavel and Sound Block created and folded by Glenn Sapaden out of two dollar bills (Glenn Sapaden on Flickr)
25 Sep 2015

More Reports Of Debtors Prisons Surface In Louisiana And New Hampshire

A federal lawsuit in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a report by the ACLU of New Hampshire, document the practice of jailing people unable to pay their court debts, violating the due process rights of the poor by failing to provide them with legal counsel and ability-to-pay hearings.

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