Another challenge to debtors’ prison practice, this time in Ferguson

Two weeks ago, we told you about a lawsuit challenging a Georgia county's practice of imprisoning individuals who could not pay court fees.

Now, another lawsuit has been filed in the same vein. The location happens to be Ferguson, Mo., which in 2013 "collected $2.6 million in court fines and fees, mainly on traffic violations and other low-level municipal offenses. That was the city's second-largest source of income, or about 21 percent of its total budget," according to NPR.

Listen to the whole story here.

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