University of Michigan Law School
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Title "Colorado Springs Agrees to $100K Settlement to Compensate Victims of Debtors’ Prison Practices"
Date May 5, 2016
Author ACLU
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Abstract The City of Colorado Springs has agreed, as part of a $103,000 settlement with the ACLU of Colorado, to stop converting impoverished defendants’ fines into jail time, to stop sentencing defendants to jail for non-jailable offenses, and to compensate dozens of individuals whose court fines were illegally converted to jail time when they could not afford to pay.
Source ACLU

This Resource Relates To
case ACLU Out-of-Court Settlement with the City of Colorado Springs re: Persons Jailed in Lieu of Fines (CJ-CO-0003)

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