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Criminal Justice Debt: A Barrier to Reentry

Detailed report exploring the fees associated with criminal convictions and their costs on communities, taxpayers, and indigent people convicted of crimes.

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Many states are imposing new and often onerous “user fees” on individuals with criminal convictions.
Yet far from being easy money, these fees impose severe – and often hidden – costs on communities,
taxpayers, and indigent people convicted of crimes. They create new paths to prison for
those unable to pay their debts and make it harder to find employment and housing as well to meet
child support obligations. Read More...