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Fees paid by offenders

Shackled to Debt: Criminal Justice Financial Obligations and the Barriers to Re-Entry They Create

The long term and unintended consequences of criminal justice fines, fees, and restitution are examined.

Fines, Fees, and Bail: Payments in the Criminal Justice System That Disproportionately Impact the Poor

This document examines the use and impact of fines, fees and bail, and highlights potential options for reform to potentially increase equity.       

A Cycle of Incarceration: Prison, Debt, and Bail Practices [Webinar]

This webpage provides access to materials from a two-day DOJ/White House event on " A Cycle of Incarceration: Prison, Debt and Bail Practices.”

Paying for Your Time: How Charging Inmates Fees Behind Bars May Violate the Excessive Fines Clause

This essay suggests that the implications of charging inmates for goods, services, and even their stay may violate the U.S. Constitution.

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