02/09/2013 01:16 pm ET Updated Apr 11, 2013

Report: Arkansas Law Imprisons Those Who Fail To Pay Rent

Under a state law in Arkansas, renters can be imprisoned for failing to pay their rent. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, titled “Pay the Rent or Face Arrest: Abusive Impacts of Arkansas’s Criminal Evictions Law,” hundreds of tenants each year are taken to court, fined and jailed under the state’s “failure to vacate” law.

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