Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Files Amicus Brief Opposing Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons



Jefferson City, MO – Jan. 7, 2019 – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed an amicus brief today in the Supreme Court of Missouri that seeks to end the practice of modern-day debtors’ prisons.  The brief, filed in Richey v. State of Missouri, states that it is the opinion of the Attorney General that there is no statutory authority to classify jail debts, or more commonly known as “board bills” for jail time, as court costs or fines. 

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