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« on: February 02, 2018, 12:36:25 pm »

“Officials across the state are running a massive enterprise to fund public services on the backs of poor Oklahomans who face threats, arrest and prolonged detention if they cannot pay escalating court fines and fees,” attorney Elizabeth Rossi of Civil Rights Corps said in a statement. “This isn’t only wrong, and hurting families across the state — it’s unconstitutional.”

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/courts/plaintiffs-suing-every-oklahoma-sheriff-file-injunction-to-avoid-arrests/article_65a83edd-a08f-5e24-abf1-bab12f49636d.html



Sheriffs Association, a private group, grows rich off collection of fines, fees

The collection agency hired the most, Aberdeen Enterprizes II, was started in Tulsa in 2006 by a disbarred attorney after he was released from federal prison for bankruptcy fraud, records show.

http://newsok.com/a-private-association-of-sheriffs-has-made-millions-of-dollars-off-administrative-role-in-the-collection-of-overdue-fines-in-oklahoma-criminal-cases/article/5573540
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