The New Debtors’ Prison is a project created by a class of journalism students at the University of Memphis in the spring of 2015. It drew inspiration from Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and from the release of the Department of Justice’s report on Ferguson, Missouri.




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  1. Congratulations, this is a great project. I would love to have someone help with old credit card debts. They are treated very similar to the debts you describe. I would love to hear your ideas.


  2. Hey yall! Great work on this-very impressive. I am the organizing coordinator for Memphis United at the MidSouth Peace & Justice Center, a coalition working for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and this is right up our ally. I’d love to get in touch and see how we can work together. Drop me a line, or (901)7254990


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