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The Outskirts of Hope » Cleveland

The Constitution prohibits courts from jailing those who can’t afford to pay their fines.

So does Ohio law.

Our courts are doing it anyway.

On April 4, 2013, the ACLU of Ohio held this press conference to announce the release of The Outskirts of Hope, a chronicle of blatantly illegal debtors’ prison activity across the state of Ohio and the many lives that have been impacted.