E. Oregon city stops jailing poor people for court debt


PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has stopped jailing people unable to pay fines following the settlement of a federal lawsuit contending city officials were running a debtors’ prison. The East Oregonian reports in a story on Saturday that city attorney Nancy Kerns said city court officials recently adopted new policies […]

Original published: 2019-06-15 19:25:33 Read the full Seattle News here


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