Cash-Strapped States Resurrect "Debtors' Prisons"

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A growing number of impoverished people are jailed for being unable to pay their legal fees - including charges for use of public defenders, a guaranteed right in the United States. The resurgence of these draconian 'debtors' prisons' has been documented in at least 13 of the 15 states with the largest prison populations in the country.

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are on the rise and not just for court costs. Ther... by John Shriver on Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 at 11:39:22 AM
...frightening. Depressing. Frighteningly depres... by Sheila Samples on Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 at 1:25:01 PM