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NPR Investigation: Debtors Prisons Can Still Be Found (Part 2)07:53

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We return to a story we began yesterday about what some are calling "modern day debtors prisons."

Yesterday, we told you people around the country are sitting in jail because they can't pay court fines and fees — even though the Supreme Court outlawed that practice three decades ago.

In an encore presentation, NPR's Joseph Shapiro continues the series "Guilty and Charged," with a visit to Michigan.


This segment aired on November 28, 2014.

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