Blake Strode Co-Authors Article on St. Louis' 'Debtors' Prisons'

Skadden fellow Blake Strode ('15) co-authored an article for The Atlantic about the incarceration of poor and black residents of Greater St. Louis for failing to pay parking tickets, court fees and other petty municipal citations ("Debtors' Prison in 21st-Century America," Feb. 23). "Despite prior attempts on the federal level and across the country to prevent the profound injustice of locking people in cages because they are too poor to pay a debt, the practice persists every day," the article said. "The racially segregated landscape of the St. Louis metropolitan area, and the prevalence of racially homogenous debtors' prisons within its borders, are not a coincidence."