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A Debtor’s Prison

Samantha Jenkins and Umi Okoli speak in this PBS Documentary on their experiences in St. Louis County Debtor's Prisons and how it has influenced their lives.

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Soundcloud: Caged During Covid-19 Story #7

no measures are being taken to stop the spread of the virus or maintain social distancing measures

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Soundcloud: Horror Stories From St. Francois County Jail (Stefani Ridigier)

Plaintiff Stefani Rudigier recounts how water in the shower was scolding hot, so they received skin burns and rashes.

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Soundcloud: #STLJailsCrisis – Stories From the Front Lines (9)

Mother shares how her son is being abused and ignored in jail.

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Cecelia Roberts-Webb, et al. v. City of Maplewood

ACD and co-counsel sued the City of Maplewood for its debtors' prison practices, often jailing individuals for over a week when they missed payments or court dates.

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Soundcloud: #STLJailsCrisis – Stories From the Front Lines (1)

Testimony from a case worker at the city jail and workhouse

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Soundcloud: #STLJailsCrisis – Stories From the Front Lines (3)

Individual detained at the Workhouse speaks on COVID conditions and harsh treatment.

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Soundcloud: #STLJailsCrisis – Stories From the Front Lines (4)

Individual detained at the Workhouse speaks on the freezing conditions inside his cell.

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Soundcloud: #STLJailsCrisis – Stories From the Front Lines (5)

Wrongfully detained father spends over 20 months in jail while his young son saves up money to make bail.

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Soundcloud: #STLJailsCrisis – Stories From the Front Lines (6)

Person’s health issues are worsened due to extensive mold in jail.

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