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Unpaid Court Fees Land The Poor In 21st Century Debtors' Prisons

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Unpaid Court Fees Land The Poor In 21st Century Debtors' Prisons

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Unpaid Court Fees Land The Poor In 21st Century Debtors' Prisons

Unpaid Court Fees Land The Poor In 21st Century Debtors' Prisons

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Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the United States back before the Civil War. But an NPR state-by-state survey found that people still get sent to jail for unpaid court fines and fees.