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Salil Dudani: How jails extort the poor

Why do we jail people for being poor? Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can't afford to post bail, and still more are locked up because they can't pay their debt to the court, sometimes for things as minor as unpaid parking tickets. Salil Dudani shares stories from individuals who have experienced debtors' prison in Ferguson, Missouri, challenging us to think differently about how we punish the poor and marginalized.

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Salil Dudani

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MOHAMMAD

- Jan 25, 2021
Great!

Mariam

- Nov 26, 2020
interesting

Anvar

- Mar 25, 2020
Interesting!

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Jan 27, 2020
Extortion in jail

Vedat

- May 1, 2019
How jails extort the poor

Monir

- Apr 14, 2019
Shocking facts!!!

Arifin

- Apr 3, 2019
Sangat menarik

Jafar

- Mar 20, 2019
Informatif

Zia

- Dec 25, 2018
Instead of putting people in jails for violations of laws and rules and feed them every day sitting idle with other cost, they must be send to certain institutions to educate them and make them more productive to be part of growth and production in the economy. The extra cost of jail's can be converted in to a profitable situation of rehabilitation.

Jesús Manuel

- Jul 17, 2018
Great! Thanks!
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