GROUP DEMANDS END TO DEBTORS’ PRISONS IN TEXAS

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The group “Texas Appleseed” is advocating for the end of what they call debtors’ prisons in Texas.

This video posted to their Youtube account makes this statement:

Three people who were jailed simply because they could not pay tickets tell their stories here. In Texas, tens of thousands of people are jailed each year for failure to pay tickets, fines and court costs. Many of the people jailed simply did not have the money to pay, despite the fact that it’s unconstitutional to jail a person for failure to pay fines that they are unable to pay.

Here’s the video:

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