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Does Ferguson run 'debtor's prison'? Lawsuit targets a source of unrest
Monday February 09th 2015, 4:13 pm

A lawsuit filed Sunday aims to correct one of the driving factors behind the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo., last summer: a local court system that, critics say, systematically jailed people too poor to pay fines accumulated from traffic tickets or other minor infractions. A kind of 19th-century "debtor's prison" has been in place for years in Ferguson and nearby Jennings, Mo., say those who ... [News Source]