Michigan Supreme Court Proposes Rules To End ‘Debtors’ Prisons’

Michigan’s Supreme Court has proposed new regulations to determine if defendants can afford to pay court fines, which would strengthen widely disregarded laws against jailing people who cannot pay them without hardship, reports the Christian Science Monitor. Critics say the hodgepodge system for determining a person’s ability to pay has created modern-day debtors’ prisons, which
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