The Maricopa County FARE Probation Experiment An Effort to Introduce a Means-Based Monetary Sanction as a Targeted Felony-Level Intermediate Sanction


In 1987 the State Justice Institute funded a demonstration project in Phoenix Arizona to illustrate the application of the day fine concept in creating a systematic approach to scaling affordable, enforceable monetary sanctions. This report is meant to provide an overview of the pilot projects planning and implementation. Its focus is on the planning process and the policy issues which were addressed in designing the program model.


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No Child Should Appear in Immigration Proceedings Alone

Each year, thousands of immigrant children are placed into court proceedings in which government prosecutors seek to deport them unless those children can prove they have a right to stay in the United States. Many face these immigration proceedings alone. Many children have legal options that establish their ability to remain in the United States, ...

  • Alyssa Snider, Becca DiBennardo
December 23, 2021
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Bans on Holiday Cards and $30 Phone Calls—the Isolation of Prison

The way the United States separates people who are incarcerated from loved ones has always been harsh, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made an already stressful situation worse. Since the pandemic began nearly two years ago, many of the nearly two million people incarcerated haven’t seen their loved ones—not even on a video call. And speaking w ...

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  • Nazish Dholakia
    Nazish Dholakia
December 21, 2021
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