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Old 01-10-2020, 11:14 AM
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Default Think Debtors Prisons Are a Thing of the Past? Not in Mississippi.

Think Debtors Prisons Are a Thing of the Past? Not in Mississippi.
How the state’s “restitution program” forces poor people to work off small debts.
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JACKSON, Miss.—During her shifts at a Church’s Chicken, Annita Husband looked like the other employees. She wore the same blue and red polo shirt, greeted the same customers and slung the same fried chicken and biscuits.

But after clocking out, Husband, a mother in her 40s, had to wait for a white van with barred windows and the seal of the Mississippi Department of Corrections on its sides. It delivered her to the Flowood Restitution Center, a motel converted into a jail surrounded by razor wire, nestled among truck stops and an outlet mall. Here, Husband slept in a room with seven other women, sharing a mirror to get ready in the mornings, enduring strip searches for contraband at night.

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Wow just read the whole article via the link. Shocking .not often im lost for words .
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It doesnt surprise me that those who can make others miserable, do. It has always been, and always will be true. Instead of helping your fellow human being, fuck them over instead. What a bunch of sorry-ass-oxygen-wasting pieces of inhumanity at their non-finest.

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Does anyone spiral into control?
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