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El Paso County settles case over administrative fee jailing



El Paso County Commissioners were expected on Aug. 14 to approve a $190,000 settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado to resolve a lawsuit filed last year. The case was filed on behalf of Jasmine Sill and others who were not released from jail because they couldn't pay a $55 administrative fee. That procedure has since been changed.

The proposed settlement calls for compensating 183 other people at a rate of $125 per day. Most were held for five days or less. Sill was jailed for 26 days and will receive $60,000.

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