Massive class-action lawsuit takes aim at Sheriffs’ Association

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A federal lawsuit filed Nov. 2 challenges the debt-collection system that jails poor Oklahomans for their inability to pay court fines and fees. Lawyers claim that when the plaintiffs were unable to pay, warrants were issued for their arrest and/or they were incarcerated for failure to pay the criminal court fines and costs.