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In Pennsylvania, advocates warn of debtors' prison for people who owe court fees

Alan M. Gaul owed $1,425 in court fees on a minor misdemeanor conviction in Northampton County. He ended up spending six days in jail in February because of it. On probation for 18 months, the 44-year-old Catasauqua man had stayed out of trouble, according to testimony. But as his supervision ended,…
Source: pennnews