University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Thompson v. Dekalb County"
Date Mar 19, 2015
Author ACLU
External Link https://www.aclu.org/cases/thompson-v-dekalb-county
Abstract On January 29, 2015, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit challenging debt collection practices that have resulted in the jailing of people simply because they are poor. The case was brought on behalf of Kevin Thompson, a black teenager in DeKalb County, Georgia, who was jailed because he could not afford to pay court fines and probation company fees stemming from a traffic ticket.
Source American Civil LIberties Union


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case Thompson v. DeKalb County (CJ-GA-0008)

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