Is There a Constitutional Right to Cash in on the Poor?
The Marshall Project
September 11, 2017

“They elect local judges in Craighead County, Arkansas, and two men decided two years ago to run for the bench there with a clear mission statement: if elected they would rein in a private probation company called The Justice Network and the local judge and prosecutor they said had countenanced its work. The company, they claimed during their aggressive campaign, made its money by ensuring that the citizens of the county consigned to probation for petty crimes were trapped in a “debtors’ prison” system that forced them to pay beyond their means or face jail.”

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