Albany, Georgia Reduces Jail Population by 27 Percent in Response to Coronavirus

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In a Precarious Economy, Governments and Courts Must Take Immediate Action to Reduce Criminal Justice Fines and Fees

Fines and fees exist at every stage of the criminal justice process, from arrest and booking to conviction and sentencing. People can be ticketed for even minor infractions, charged to enter a jail, and then charged additional fees for each day they remain there. Even those serving non-jail sentences like probation or community service can be charg ...

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  • Maria Rafael
    Maria Rafael
April 02, 2020
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