Debtor's Prison (Including Child Support Contempt) - Studies and Reports

  1. ACLU, A Pound of Flesh: The Criminalization of Private Debt (2018), available at https://www.aclu.org/report/pound-flesh-criminalization-private-debt.

  2. Alabama Appleseed, Under Pressure (2008), available at http://www.alabamaappleseed.org/underpressure/.

  3. Alexandra Bastien, Ending the Debt Trap: Strategies to Stop the Abuse of Court-Imposed Fees and Fines, PolicyLink (Mar. 2017), available at http://www.policylink.org/sites/default/files/ending-the-debt-trap-03-28-17.pdf.

  4. Job Opportunities Task Force, The Criminalization of Poverty: How to Break the Cycle Through Policy Reform in Maryland (Jan. 2018), available at http://www.jotf.org/Portals/0/jotf/publications/COP%20report%20013018_FINAL.pdf.

  5. Massachusetts Trial Court Fines and Fees Working Group, Report to Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey (Nov. 17, 2016), available at http://www.mass.gov/courts/docs/trial-court/report-of-the-fines-and-fees-working-group.pdf.

  6. Massachusetts Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, Fine Time Massachusetts: Judges, Poor People, and Debtors' Prison in the 21st Century (Nov. 7, 2016), available at https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/S2504.pdf.

  7. Elizabeth Patterson, Turner in the Trenches: A Study of How Turner v. Rogers Affected Child Support Contempt Proceedings, 25 Geo. J. on Poverty L. Pol'y 75 (2017), avallable at https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2160&context=law_facpub.

  8. Abby Shafroth, Criminal Justice Debt in the South: A Primer for the Southern Partnership to Reduce Debt, National Consumer Law Center (Dec. 2018), available at https://www.nclc.org/images/pdf/criminal-justice/white-paper-criminal-justice-debt-in-the-south-dec2018.pdf.

  9. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Targeted Fines and Fees Against Communities of Color: Civil Rights & Constitutional Implications (Sept. 2017), available at http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/Statutory_Enforcement_Report2017.pdf.