debtor's prison http://kplu.org en Court-Ordered Fines Result In Modern-Day Debtors' Prisons, Says ACLU http://kplu.org/post/court-ordered-fines-result-modern-day-debtors-prisons-says-aclu <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and Columbia Legal Services claims court imposed fees in Washington state have resulted in modern-day debtors’ prisons.</span></p><p>The report documents cases of people being locked up because they couldn't make payments on their fines. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 03:55:58 +0000 Paula Wissel 13491 at http://kplu.org Court-Ordered Fines Result In Modern-Day Debtors' Prisons, Says ACLU Debtor’s proposal: no get out of jail free card http://kplu.org/post/debtor%E2%80%99s-proposal-no-get-out-jail-free-card <p>A follow up now to a story we brought you last fall on people who are sent to jail for failing to pay their debts, like a medical bill. A proposal moving through the legislature would toughen standards for debt collection agencies. It wouldn&rsquo;t ban the practice of jailing people who owe money.</p><p>Last September, we introduced you to Janelle Leslie of Newport near Spokane. She described the night she called the police for help and ended up getting arrested for a warrant she didn&rsquo;t know about. Sat, 26 Mar 2011 01:07:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 1079 at http://kplu.org Debtor’s proposal: no get out of jail free card