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A Debtor's Prison

Special | 10m 36s Video has closed captioning.

In the hometown of police shooting victim Michael Brown and the surrounding municipalities, a practice with historical antecedents has become systematic: the operation of modern day debtors’ prisons. A Debtors' Prison follows two plaintiffs in an unfolding court case, Samantha Jenkins and Meredith Walker, as they describe the matrix of controls that subjected them to incarceration for being poor.

Aired: 09/27/18

Expires: 09/30/22

Rating: NR

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