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Rutherford Co., PCC Settle Class Action Lawsuit Over Private Probation Fees

Posted: 8:37 AM, Sep 19, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-19 09:37:54-04
Rutherford Co., PCC Settle Class Action Lawsuit Over Private Probation Fees

Thousands of Tennesseans who had probation under Providence Community Corrections (PCC) are entitled to settlement money.

PCC and Rutherford County settled a lawsuit alleging they "extorted" money from people on probation for $14.3 million. 

PCC will pay $14 million, while Rutherford County will pay $300,000. This is being called a landmark ruling involving private, for-profit probation companies.  

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