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Probation for Profit

Clip: 08/28/2014 | 8m 3s

"These are folks that in many cases couldn’t pay like a two hundred dollar fine or ticket. They’re put on probation. They have to pay interest on what they owe, and they have to pay that company for the privilege of being supervised by them," says Caroline Issacs, Arizona program director of the American Friends Service Committee. "It’s like a payday loan they end up paying ten times over."

Aired: 08/28/14

Rating: NR

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