University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Unconstitutional Debtors' Prison Lawsuit: Santa Fe and Hitchcock"
Date Nov 3, 2016
Author American Civil Liberties Union
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Abstract The ACLU of Texas’ lawsuit asks the court to protect individuals from being jailed for non-jailable offenses solely because they could not afford a payment. The lawsuit seeks to prohibit the police from jailing people who haven’t received a hearing or access to a lawyer. The lawsuit also highlights the starvation diet that Santa Fe feeds its prisoners and seeks a court order requiring the city to give its prisoners food meeting minimal nutritional requirements.
Source ACLU of Texas

This Resource Relates To
case West v. City of Hitchcock (CJ-TX-0011)
case Fuller v. City of Santa Fe (CJ-TX-0018)

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