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In 2010, four residents of Harpersville, Alabama filed suit against several local officials and private prison company Judicial Corrections Services, alleging that they were illegally imprisoned in the Shelby County jail. The charge...

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A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order barring Fairfax County police from publicly identifying an officer involved in a fatal shooting. Court documents show the judge in U.S. … Click to Continue »

Alabama city settles suit alleging debtor's prison

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A public interest law firm says it has settled a federal lawsuit over allegations that a central Alabama city operated what amounted to a debtor's prison. The Southern Poverty Law … Click to Continue »

Lawsuit alleges Alabama county has debtors' prison

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The judges, sheriff and clerk in an Alabama county violated the constitutional rights of people charged with crimes by jailing them if they couldn't afford to pay bail, leading to … Click to Continue »

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