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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 13:37:54Z
Rutherford Co., PCC Settle Class Action Lawsuit

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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