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Bail overhaul legislation faces uncertain future

June 05, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Facing a Friday deadline, state legislators passed several more bills under the wire but left one of the most significant criminal justice measures hanging in uncertainty.

Overhaul urged for California court fines

May 29, 2017 | NewsLinks
California’s courts impose hundreds of millions of dollars of “excessive and disproportionate” fines each year for common infractions, then use much of the money to support their own operations.

Income inequity gets SF rethinking fines, fees

May 15, 2017 | NewsLinks
About six years ago, Aviana Danekas was riding a Muni bus when a fare inspector asked her for proof of payment. She had a transfer, but didn’t realize it had just expired.

National Panel Advises Judges On People Who Can't Pay Court Fees

February 03, 2017 | NewsLinks
When NPR in 2014 ran a series about how people around the country end up in debtors' prisons when they don't have the money to pay court fines and fees — even on minor infractions like traffic tickets — one cause of the problem, the stories noted, was confusion among state judges.

Driver's license penalty harms the poor

January 28, 2017 | NewsLinks
When Aaron Cutchon was laid off from his job at an auto body shop, he could no longer afford to pay for two traffic tickets he got for driving in a carpool lane.
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