jpmorgan 02JPMorgan Chase settles debit card lawsuit with former inmates

 

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There was an art opening in New York city on Thursday night, featuring the work of Pennsylvania artist Jesse Krimes. Work that he happened to create on the sly, behind bars, during his nearly six years in prison.

As it happens, his New York opening comes as JPMorgan Chase agrees to pay $446,822 to settle a lawsuit from former inmates, including Krimes — the lead plaintiff in the case. The financial services firm issued them debit cards to help them get back on their feet, but inmates say that JPMorgan charged them exorbitant, sometimes hidden, fees.

Krimes joined Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to talk about the controversy and his artwork.

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