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Don’t Speed In Florence, Alabama

FLORENCE, ALA. (CN) - The City of Florence unconstitutionally imprisons indigent people who cannot pay traffic fines or court costs, and makes them serve out their unpaid fines at $15 a day rather than the statutory $25 a day, a class-action complaint claims in Federal Court. Named plaintiff Matthew Dendy says he is serving 444 days for his inability to pay traffic fines.

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