While we definitely need #bail reform in the #UnitedStates, this proposed bill in #Michigan does little to address the use of #debtors’ #prisons as a punishment to collect allegedly owed #childsupport. Co-Sponsor, Rep Tommy Bran, has included a provision in this bill that addresses #arrests for allegedly owing child support #debt. Bran, ‘is sponsoring a bill in the package that would allow people arrested for failure to pay child support to be released on reduced bond at a judge’s discretion.’ If you are in #Michigan, contact these #lawmakers and tell them that people that have not had a hearing to determine ability to pay and/or offered other safeguards, should not be arrested in the first place per the #SupremeCourt in 2011. Debtors’ prisons were outlawed in 1833.
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