New York Times, others, report city of Maplewood to pay $3.25 million to settle lawsuit

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The New York Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and others have reported that the city of Maplewood will pay $3.25 million to settle a federal lawsuit that accuses Maplewood of: “wrongfully jailing at least 7,000 people in a so-called debtors’ prison scheme, in which people arrested over minor infractions were forced to pay exorbitant fines or face more time in jail, court records show,” the New York Times reported.

Missouri Lawyers MediaJudge OKs ‘debtor prison’ settlement with Maplewood

New York Times — Missouri City to Pay $3.25 Million to Settle ‘Debtors’ Prison’ Lawsuit

Riverfront TimesMaplewood to Pay $3.25M to Settle Suit Alleging ‘Debtors’ Prison’

St. Louis Post-DispatchMaplewood settles debtor’s prison suit for $3.25 million. ‘We got treated bad.’

Riverfront TimesMaplewood to Pay $3.25M to Settle Suit Alleging ‘Debtors’ Prison’

 

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Good. It’s been a long time coming. We now have a decent mayor, and the police force seems to have been changing for the better. There is hope for Maplewood yet!

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