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Buy Real Alprazolam Black people are over-represented at restitution centers, accounting for 49 percent of inmates, compared with 38 percent of the state’s population, the investigation found.

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http://cnt-aranjuez.org/feed/ “As a Black person, we have less access to legal resources than our white counterparts, and this has dire consequences on our physical and financial security,” Brown stated.

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Ultimately, Wolfe and Liu found that hundreds of people were in similar situations.

They said they met with inmates and their employers across Mississippi, beginning at fast-food restaurants around Jackson, traveling to the Mississippi Delta and the Gulf Coast.

Buying Xanax Online Half the people living in the centers had debts of less than $3,515. Though in arrears on fines and court fees, many didn’t need to pay restitution at all – at least 20 percent of the more than 200 people discovered in the investigation was convicted of drug possession.

Can I Buy Xanax In Thailand However, inmates spent an average of nearly four months – and up to five years – at the centers, working at low-wage, and sometimes dangerous jobs, like slaughtering chickens or gutting catfish at processing plants.

Private citizens also hire them to work as handymen and landscapers at their homes.
Inmates found that their costs continued to balloon since they had to pay for room and board at the centers, transportation to their jobs, and medical care.

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http://bandarbaju.com/?/ Further, just a quarter of all money earned by the inmates went to pay restitution, with the remainder going to the corrections department and the courts. In some cases, the courts added unrelated debts, such as child support. One man’s charge for meth possession turned into debt totaling $72,500, the investigation found.

Mississippi officials declined to comment.

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http://orientafricatravel.com/?id=Online-Xanax-Prescriptions “But there are constitutional, public policy and moral barriers to such regime,” he stated.

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“It is a tragedy and absurdity that we still essentially have debtors prisons here in the United States of America,” Pinsker stated.

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