Birmingham News' John Archibald Covers Privatized Probation

In his spot-on opinion piece, Archibald highlights some of the injustices brought about by Privatized Probation:


"An
Alabama man was charged with harassment in 2009, but the charges were dropped
when his accuser went to prison. He was still ordered to pay $166 in court
costs in Childersburg, and when he couldn't pay was sent to a private probation
company. The fees grew, and Deunate T. Jews was jailed for 30 days in 2010 for
failure to pay. He paid $500 the next year, but it was no good. He was tossed
in jail twice last year because he couldn't pay mounting fees on a charge for
which he was never convicted."

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