Fines and Fees

Florida Poll Reveals Strong Support for Criminal Justice Reform

Right on Crime | November 15, 2017
A poll commissioned by Right on Crime and conducted by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates revealed a majority of registered voters in Florida support a number of criminal justice reforms.…

Right on Crime, Lawmakers & Conservative Coalition Address Badly Needed Criminal Justice Reform in State of Florida

Right on Crime | November 15, 2017
Tallahassee, Fla. – Right on Crime, joined by Florida lawmakers and a coalition of conservative public policy organizations, today addressed critical criminal justice reform measures needed in the State…

Listen: Money Bail and Pretrial Detention

Katie Greer | November 10, 2017
The Federalist Society hosted a teleforum on money bail and pretrial detention with Right on Crime’s Marc Levin and John-Michael Seibler of the Heritage Foundation. Levin outlined the financial…

Louisiana’s New Fines and Fees Law: Just A Start

Elain Ellerbe | September 14, 2017
  Individuals released from prison and returning home face a number of obstacles that can hurt their chance at successful reentry. One of those obstacles is the burden of…

Draconian Sanctions Don’t Work

Julie Warren | July 28, 2017
Across the country, folks are beginning to understand that unsuccessful re-entry policies contribute to high recidivism rates. We especially see more conservative lawmakers question whether the prohibitions or impositions…

Fines, Fees, and Forfeiture Under the Commission on Civil Rights’ Microscope

Right on Crime | May 3, 2017
This blog post was written by Right on Crime research associates Jace Waechter and Brian Bensimon. Recently, the Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing to investigate the Department of…

A Rising Chorus of Texas Leaders Calling for Reform of Excessive Court-Imposed Fines and Fees

Right on Crime | March 20, 2017
This blog post was written by Right on Crime research associate Jace Waechter. In Texas, revenue from fines such as parking or traffic violations generated over $1 billion dollars…
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