Lisa Riordan Seville

Lisa Riordan Seville is a reporter based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared on MSNBC.com, Salon.com, The Daily Beast and The Crime Report, among other publications.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014
The Town That Turned Poverty Into a Prison Sentence
At the single stoplight in Harpersville, Alabama, Debra Shoemaker Ford saw the police lights flash. On that January day in 2007, she steered her beat-up black Chevy Blazer into the parking lot, under the big red dot advertising Jack’s restaurant. The officer said she had a taillight out. He asked to see her license.
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