Day: October 24, 2013

Pro Bono Combats Prison “Profiteers”

As The PBEye previously reported, criminal justice debt is a persistently troubling part of our nation’s criminal justice system, as there are substantial expenses incurred by offenders throughout the entire incarceration process. As states, cities, and counties face increasingly tight budget constraints, many have turned to the offenders themselves to offset some of those costs.  Fees and surcharges are now imposed at nearly every stage of criminal processing, such as fees for public defenders, jail fees, court administrative fees, prosecution fees, probation fees, and more.  Offenders are often saddled with overwhelming costs which they struggle to pay, resulting in additional

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