University of Michigan Law School
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Title "Fuentes v. Benton County"
Date Nov 14, 2016
Author ACLU Washington
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Abstract The American Civil Liberties Union and the law firm of Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC have filed a class-action lawsuit against Benton County in central Washington over its unconstitutional system for collecting court-imposed debts. The suit says the county jails, threatens to jail, or forces manual labor on indigent people who are unable to afford legal financial obligations (LFOs) imposed by the county. The system is designed to fund county services by extracting revenue and labor from vulnerable people.
Source ACLU Washington

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case Fuentes v. Benton County (CJ-WA-0004)

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