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Sat Apr 6, 2013, 09:45 AM

Broke, too bad, go directly to jail

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/05/aclu-accuses-ohio-courts-of-enacting-debtors-prisons/

snip:
“Today across Ohio, municipalities routinely imprison those who are unable to pay fines and court costs despite a 1983 United States Supreme Court decision declaring this practice to be a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution,” the ACLU’s report said."

America today--the poor get the jail house, the rich get the bail out.


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Reply Broke, too bad, go directly to jail (Original post)
kairos12 Apr 2013 OP
demwing Apr 2013 #1
Mnemosyne Apr 2013 #2
think Apr 2013 #3
WCGreen Apr 2013 #4
CrispyQ Apr 2013 #17
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #5
UBEEDelusional Apr 2013 #6
xtraxritical Apr 2013 #7
Bozita Apr 2013 #8
DFW Apr 2013 #14
Initech Apr 2013 #11
99Forever Apr 2013 #9
maindawg Apr 2013 #10
tclambert Apr 2013 #12
Fuddnik Apr 2013 #13
HiPointDem Apr 2013 #15
N_E_1 for Tennis Apr 2013 #16

Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 09:47 AM

1. let's keep this kicked /nt

 

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 10:06 AM

2. K&R nt

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 10:07 AM

3. K&R

 

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 10:49 AM

4. Yea, and while they are in there they aee working for corporations for

a buck or two an hour which undercuts those on the outside making 7.65 and hour.

Damn , does this sound like China to anyone else around here.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 09:39 AM

17. In some states they work for free in exchange for time off their sentence.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 10:51 AM

5. We focus on the whole "red state blue state" thing...

 

In the legislative and executive but the judicial is ignored.

There are some major league assholes ruling from the bench in some of the bluest areas of the country.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 10:55 AM

6. Got to keep the private prisons full

 

Most places have deals to guarantee a minimum daily occupancy.

The poor are nothing but chattel to make profit off of today.

All hail the corporation!

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Response to UBEEDelusional (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 11:27 AM

7. When they run out of taxpayers the game will be up.

 

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Response to UBEEDelusional (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 11:40 AM

8. it would make Dickens proud!

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Response to Bozita (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 05:22 AM

14. That the first thought that came to me, too. n/t

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Response to UBEEDelusional (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 11:14 PM

11. Yup they profit we suffer. It's like we live in the Matrix.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 11:43 AM

9. Yep. Welcome to The Corporate States of America...

... please leave your humanity in the trash receptacle by the door before entering.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 12:07 PM

10. I live in Ohio.

 

I was not aware of this. I was talking to a friend last week who was in town to attend a court hearing where her brother owed Salem Hospital 2000 dollars. I was surprised to hear that a hospital would sue some one. and surprised to learn that she was afraid they would jail her brother because he cannot pay.
I asked her if he filed H-CAP. she did not know.
What really bothers me, is who pays for the jail cost? does that have to also be paid by the person who is jailed? because that is exactly the system they had in feudal times.
I hope someone with knowledge in this matter can inform us. I am about to get all occupy around here.............

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Response to maindawg (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 11:17 PM

12. $2000? The lawyers and judge and bailiffs and other court costs add up to way more.

Then add prison costs on top of that. As a society, we'd save a bundle if we just paid the 2 grand for him.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 03:31 AM

13. Oh, when they sue you, they demand attorney fees, court costs, filing fees.

And about anything else they can tack on.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 05:23 AM

15. kr

 

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 08:48 AM

16. K&R

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