13 St. Louis Suburbs Sued In ‘Debtors’ Prison’ Cases

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Thirteen cities in St. Louis County, Mo., are accused in a new class-action lawsuit of jailing poor people who can't afford to pay their court fines, NPR reports. These are fines for minor offenses, including traffic tickets. The suit alleges that the cities are ticketing poor black people to raise money to fund their governments. Thomas . . .

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