Human Rights Watch

Primary geographic focus: INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Research/Policy/Organizing
Tags: Civil Rights


Feature , Investigative , Video

Municipal Violations

John Oliver
Last Week Tonight, HBO
March 22, 2015
Sent to prison for being poor. Last Week Tonight dives into the legal financial obligation system and details the devastating consequences of court debt.


Endless Debt: Native Americans Plagued by High-Interest Loans

Seth Freed Wessler
NBC News
October 31, 2014
Part of the In Plain Sight NBC News series, this feature finds Native Americans in New Mexico, South Dakota and elsewhere are targeted for predatory loans.

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