Ferguson Sued for Running Debtors’ Prison

Federal lawsuit alleges that jailing poor for inability to pay fines amounts to debtors’ prison. It is important to remember that long before the shooting of Michael Brown, various reporters had noticed the re-emergence of what is basically debtors’ prison. I posted about the “re-invention” of debtors’ prisons back in December 2013.  There was nothing noticeably “racial” about the story initially because the real issue was not one’s race but one’s income level. When the Read more […]