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Philadelphia ends practice of billing parents for the time their children spend in detention

Philadelphia ends practice of billing parents for the time their children spend in detention

The Washington Post - By Eli Hager | The Marshall Project

The city of Philadelphia announced Friday that it will stop billing parents for the cost of their children’s incarceration, just hours after a front-page Marshall Project story in The Washington Post highlighted the practice in the city and across the nation. Heather Keafer, a spokeswoman for the …

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