Debtor’s Prison

The United States Department of Justice is recommending that state courts not jail people for failing to pay fines (http://www.wthr.com/story/31460931/justice-dept-states-shouldnt-jail-over-fine-nonpayment); sadly jailing people for failing to pay fines, court costs, probation fees, etc. is common practice in Indiana.

It is even scarier when a state’s criminal “justice” system becomes a collection apparatus for corporations. In Indiana where most state services have been privatized including, prisons, jails,  pre-trial GPS monitoring and community corrections, we actually allow citizens to be jailed for failing to pay private corporations.
If you or your loved one has been jailed for failing to pay probation, court costs, etc. in Indiana or anywhere else please contact us.

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