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Document 029737
Paying for Your Time: How Charging Inmates Fees Behind Bars May Violate the Excessive Fines Clause
By Eisen, Lauren-Brooke. New York University. School of Law. Brennan Center for Justice (New York, NY).
If you are thinking of implementing pay-for-stay, then you need to read this article. "With the explosive correctional growth, state correctional costs have skyrocketed in the last four decades. While it is understandable that governments would look to recoup these costs, advocates and scholars have long argued that it represents bad policy. However, less work has been done to challenge the legality of this practice, perhaps because courts have historically been so unfriendly to these types of c... Read More
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