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Resource: Thompson v. Dekalb County

By: ACLU

March 19, 2015

American Civil LIberties Union

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.

https://www.aclu.org/cases/thompson-v-dekalb-county