Judge Shuts Down Debtor’s Prison in Alabama

By: Friday July 13, 2012 10:47 am

This is a harsh ruling. Judge Harrington granted a preliminary injunction hearing to the plaintiff, a victims of the debtor’s prison, and ordered the mayor and every member of the Harpersville City Council to be present at the trial. The judge also said that the city could not incarcerate ANYONE in the county jail or corrections facility without written approval from him. Harrington called the scheme a “judicially sanctioned extortion racket.”

 

Probation as a Revenue Scheme for Cash-Strapped States

By: Tuesday July 3, 2012 9:50 am

If you liked for-profit prisons pushing tougher sentencing and leading to a sharp increase in the warehousing of US citizens, then you’ll love for-profit probation.

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