How jails extort the poor

Title:
How jails extort the poor
Speaker:
Salil Dudani
Description:

Why do we jail people for being poor? Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can't afford to post bail, and still more are locked up because they can't pay their debt to the court, sometimes for things as minor as unpaid parking tickets. Salil Dudani shares stories from individuals who have experienced debtors' prison in Ferguson, Missouri, challenging us to think differently about how we punish the poor and marginalized.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
TED
Project:
TEDTalks
Duration:
12:43