News Story (Michigan, NATIONAL)
Detroit Free Press
September 29, 2017
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Tags: Debtors Prison, Driver's license suspension
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia), Equal Justice Under Law (DC)
The report, “Driven by Dollars: A State-By-State Analysis of Driver’s License Suspension Laws for Failure to Pay Court Debt,” comes a few months after a lawsuit was filed by a separate group against the state, alleging its suspension policies are hurting poor people.
The report looked at various ways that states suspend driver’s licenses and found that Michigan had restrictions on multiple levels.