Kevin Thomson

Kevin Thomson is a plaintiff in Thompson v. DeKalb County, a case which highlights how people across the United States are often punished simply for being poor.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
For-Profit Companies Are Helping to Put People In Jail for Being Poor. I Should Know, I Was One of Them.
In December, I was jailed for five days simply because I couldn't afford to pay $838 in traffic fines and fees to DeKalb County and a private probation company called Judicial Correction Services, Inc. It sounds unbelievable, but that's exactly what happened. Last summer, I got a traffic ticket...
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