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Crimsumerism: Ending Profiteering from the Criminal Legal System
Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Danica Rodarmel speaks on “crimsumerism.” Increasingly, Americans who have contact with the criminal legal system find themselves deprived not just of their liberty but also of their property. Much criminal legal debt is now owed not to the state, but rather to the vast network of private companies profiteering from the criminalization of poverty and communities of color. As a result, a person in jail who wants to make bail or to call their family, or a parent who wants to make sure their child has basic necessities while in prison, or a teenager who has just been ordered to attend a rehabilitation program, all face the potential trauma not just of incarceration but also of spiraling indebtedness. Come learn how consumer protection law can help promote justice in the criminal system.
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