How Debtors’ Prisons are Making a Resurgence

By: LeGrand Northcutt Across the country, it is perfectly legal to imprison a person simply because they have not paid a fine.[1] In some states, this practice is so commonplace that state law allows a defendant to deduct money from his fine for every day he is in jail for nonpayment.[2] The implications for putting Read more about How Debtors’ Prisons are Making a Resurgence[…]

Domestic Violence Survivors: The Silent Victims of Hard Line Immigration Policy

By: Nicole Gibson Recent changes to immigration policies accompanied by public condemnation of undocumented immigrants has made it more difficult for many to escape dangerous or abusive relationships.[1] Immigrant survivors of domestic violence often have limited options available when trying to escape future abuse, and increased threats of deportation only amplify these difficulties. Currently, undocumented Read more about Domestic Violence Survivors: The Silent Victims of Hard Line Immigration Policy[…]

The Student-Loan Debt Crisis

By: Rebecca Schultz If Congress does not start regulating compound interest on student loans, we could be facing our next national financial crisis. Like the mortgage crisis of 2008, when interest rates on mortgages were not being properly managed, negative amortization has led to a situation in which many student-borrowers are incapable of paying off Read more about The Student-Loan Debt Crisis[…]

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