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Lawsuit Challenges El Paso's De Facto Debtor Prison05:53
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The border city of El Paso, Texas has a policy that allows the city to jail people who cannot pay their traffic fines. Now a lawsuit filed in federal court is challenging the practice, saying it violates citizens’ constitutional right of equal protection under the law. Lorne Matalon from Fronteras: The Changing Americas Desk at Marfa Public Radio reports.

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This segment aired on May 20, 2016.

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