Cash Register Justice

The Hidden Fines & Fees that Create 21st-Century Debtors’ Prisons in America A John Jay Media Fellowship Program Few Americans are aware that prisons and jails confine thousands of people whose main offense is that they are too poor. Confronted with an accumulation of fees and fines associated with both felony and non-felony convictions as well as unpaid tickets and other civil penalties,  they wind up behind bars in what amounts to a 21st century version of debtors’ prisons.   … Continue reading Cash Register Justice