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Released Inmates Win Class Status of Debit Card Suit

Nov. 19, 2018, 4:53 PM

Former inmates challenging fees on debit cards issued at their release may proceed on a class basis, a federal court held Nov. 16.

“A legal determination whether defendants’ policies are unjust will apply with equal force to each class member,” Judge James S. Gwin wrote for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

The class will include the over 80,000 Ohio individuals who were given debit cards after release from correctional facilities since 2012.

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