Increasingly, criminal legal system debt is owed not only to the state, but also to a vast network of private companies profiting from the criminalization of poverty and communities of color. Further, Individuals and families who have contact with the legal system are also, increasingly, consumers of goods and services. This article explores the coerced consumption of punishment, highlighting the commercial abuses occurring in the criminal legal system.
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Author(s): Alex Kornya, Danica Rodarmel, Brian Highsmith, Mel Gonzalez, Ted Mermin
Publication: Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review