Privatization of Justice: Probation for Profit
February 6, 2014 1:21 PM Subscribe
"Every year, US courts sentence several hundred thousand misdemeanor offenders to probation overseen by private companies that charge their fees directly to the probationers. Often, the poorest people wind up paying the most in fees over time, in what amounts to a discriminatory penalty. And when they can’t pay, companies can and do secure their arrest."
The Human Rights Watch releases a report
on the for-profit probation industry in the US. The Atlantic weighs in
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