ACLU Files Lawsuit Against the City of Biloxi

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Biloxi today. ACLU is claiming the city is operating a “debtor’s prison” system by jailing people who cannot afford to pay fines, all without a hearing or a representation by counsel.
The city of Biloxi released a statement about the lawsuit. “The city of Biloxi has not yet been served with the lawsuit. However, based on media inquiries, we believe the ACLU is mistaken about the process in Biloxi, and we look forward to explaining it to the ACLU. The city of Biloxi treats all defendants fairly under the law. In fact, the court has used community service in cases where defendants are unable to pay their fines.”
News 25 will keep you updated as updates become available.

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