Sessions clears the way for the poor to be thrown in debtors' prisons

Jeff Sessions retracted Obama-era guidance last week designed to save the poor from unconstitutional imprisonment.

According to Chiraag Bains in a New York Times op-ed, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions [has] retracted an Obama-era…

Bains, a former senior counsel in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, highlights the importance of these protections and says that he saw firsthand how the criminal justice system can be used as a “for-profit enterprise,” during the investigation into Ferguson, Mo., after the police killing of Michael Brown.

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