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Economic Justice
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December 05, 2017

The city of Corinth, Mississippi, and Municipal Court Judge John C. Ross operated a modern-day debtors’ prison, unlawfully jailing poor people for their inability to pay bail and fines. The SPLC and another civil rights group filed a ...

Economic Justice
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October 23, 2017

The private company Professional Probation Services (PPS) has a contract with a municipal court judge and the city of Gardendale, Alabama to illegally place defendants who cannot pay their fines and court costs on probation. The Southern Poverty Law Center sued on Oct. 23, 2017 in federal...

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October 05, 2017

The following statement is about the rule finalized today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that requires payday and car title lenders to determine a borrower’s ability to repay before issuing a short-term loan like a payday or title loan.

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