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Arrested For Being Sick, Utah Man Dies In Jail

A 45-year-old Utah man died in jail, after he was arrested for an unpaid ambulance bill.

by Randa Morris· · News
Late On Rent? Off To Jail You Go

Late On Rent? Off To Jail You Go

Debtor’s prisons were abolished in the United States over a century and a half ago, yet the justice system keeps finding creative ways to ensure that the poor will spend more than their share of time behind bars.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Most American Jail Inmates Have Not Been Convicted Of Anything

Most American Jail Inmates Have Not Been Convicted Of Anything

As long as someone is financially incentivized to take away our freedom, you can be assured they will do everything in their great power to do just that.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News