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Article • March 28, 2017
Locked Up for Being Poor by Jessica Pishko How private debt collectors contribute to a cycle of jail, unemployment, and poverty by Jessica Pishko, The Atlantic 19-year-old Kevin Thompson didn’t think that he was going to jail the day he pulled his car out of the garage to go to his ...
Article • March 28, 2017
Filed under: Police Misconduct, Costs
Police Misconduct Lawsuits Cost Taxpayers, Not Cops, Millions by by RT From big cities to small towns, American taxpayers are footing the bill for police gone rogue. When an officer or department is sued for police brutality or an in-custody death, the municipality is the one to pay up. And it’s ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
New Jersey: Jail Time for Unpaid Littering Fine Results in Civil Suit by Anthony Kneisser flicked a cigarette butt out of his car window on the New Jersey Turnpike and found himself jailed when he appeared in court in 2014 for the littering offense, as he couldn’t pay the $200 ...
California’s Historic Corrections Reforms, PPIC, 2016 California’s Historic Corrections Reforms September 2016 Magnus Lofstrom, Mia Bird, and Brandon Martin PPIC.ORG © 2016 Public Policy Institute of California. PPIC is a public charity. It does not take or support positions on any ballot measures or on any local, state, or federal ...
New Study Documents Lower Pre-arrest Incomes for Prisoners by Derek Gilna A study released last year, prepared by the Prison Policy Initiative (PPI), documented what most criminal justice experts have long suspected – that offenders’ pre-arrest incomes are significantly lower than the incomes of people who are not incarcerated. Interestingly, ...
Article • December 7, 2016 • from PLN December, 2016
Missouri Governor Doesn’t Have to Serve as Public Defender by In a letter dated August 2, 2016, the director of Missouri’s Public Defender System called for Governor Jay Nixon – a licensed lawyer who was a four-term Attorney General before being elected governor – to represent an indigent defendant in ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Texas Ramps Up Medical Paroles by Matthew Clarke Recently, Texas has increased the use of medically-recommended parole. The parole board approved over twice as many medical releases in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 than it did in FY 2009. Even so, the 85 Texas prisoners approved to be released for medical ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Dach v. City of Richmond et al, CA, Letter to Judge, discovery dispute fees cost, 2011 Case3:09-cv-00171-JSC Document64 Filed09/15/11 Page1 of 15 Case3:09-cv-00171-JSC Document64 Filed09/15/11 Page2 of 15 Case3:09-cv-00171-JSC Document64 Filed09/15/11 Page3 of 15 Case3:09-cv-00171-JSC Document64 Filed09/15/11 Page4 of 15 Case3:09-cv-00171-JSC Document64 Filed09/15/11 Page5 of 15 Case3:09-cv-00171-JSC Document64 Filed09/15/11 Page6 ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Vodak et al v. City of Chicago et al, IL, Plf Objection to Def Bill of Costs, police protest settlements, 2009 Order Form (01/2005) Case 1:03-cv-02463 Document 608-1 Filed 01/25/10 Page 1 of 4 United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois Name of Assigned Judge or Magistrate Judge Virginia ...
Publication • July 12, 2016
Report of the Proceedings, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2014 REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES September 16, 2014 The Judicial Conference of the United States convened in Washington, D.C., on September 16, 2014, pursuant to the call of the Chief Justice of ...
Publication • May 26, 2016
Judgment, Verdict and Settlement Report 2008 - Expenditures, City of Chicago, 2009 CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF LAW - JUDGMENT/VERDICT & SETTLEMENT REPORT 2008 EXPENDITURES THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2008 UNAUDITED1 CASE # TORT 182-A01142-1 182-A01142-2 182-A01142-2 011-023019-1 182-A00789-1 182-A01052-1 06 L 8491 07 M1 15427 07 M1 20189 06 C ...
Publication • February 11, 2016
Who Pays - The True Cost of Incarceration on Families, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, 2015 The True Cost of Incarceration on Families A national community-driven report led by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Forward Together, and Research Action Design September 2015 This work is licensed under ...
Article • October 6, 2015
Filed under: Indigent Defense, Costs
Oregon Court-Appointed Attorney Fees Require Ability to Pay by Oregon Court-Appointed Attorney Fees Require Ability to Pay On September 10, 2014, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed a $600 attorney fee award imposed on a criminal defendant because the trial court failed to make a finding as to the defendant’s ...
Brief • October 2, 2015
Filed under: Costs, Expert Witnesses
Smego v. Mitchell, IL, Petition to Compel Compliance with Rule 26(b)(4)(E), Expert Fees, 2015 3:08-cv-03142-SEM-TSH # 377 Page 1 of 15 E-FILED Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 01:04:23 PM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION Richard M. Smego, ...
Article • June 10, 2015
California Appellate Court Rules Attorney May Not Be Assessed Costs in Frivolous Suit by California Appellate Court Rules Attorney May Not Be Assessed Costs in Frivolous Suit A California appellate court recently held that state law does not allow a court to tax costs against a plaintiff's attorney, even when ...
Article • February 4, 2015 • from PLN February, 2015
Filed under: Indigent Defense, Costs
Seventh Circuit: Dismissal due to Nonpayment of Filing Fee Requires Assessment by Mark Wilson Seventh Circuit: Dismissal due to Nonpayment of Filing Fee Requires Assessment by Mark Wilson The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held in March 2014 that a district court had abused its discretion when it dismissed a ...
Article • March 15, 2014 • from PLN March, 2014
Texas Courts Examine Proof of Ability to Pay Probation Fees before Revocation by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke In a November 14, 2012 opinion, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held prosecutors are not required to prove that a probationer was able to pay fees and fines when his probation ...
Brief • September 25, 2013
Filed under: Costs, Filing Fees, False Arrest
Schwartz v. Bethel, NY, Order on Indigency Status, False Arrest, 2013 Case 1:13-cv-02209-FB-JMA Document 13 Filed 09/25/13 Page 1 of 3 PageID #: 49 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK --------------------------------------------------------------x FRANKEL SCHWARTZ, MEMORANDUM AND ORDER Case No. CV-13-2209 (FB) (JMA) Plaintiff, -againstMARLON BETHEL, CITY OF NEW ...
Article • April 15, 2013
Filed under: Civil Procedure, Costs
Montana Supreme Court Questions Court Costs for Indigent Defendant by The Montana Supreme Court ruled in May 2012 on limiting fines and costs in the case of George Moore, convicted of DUI. Moore was found guilty by jury in November 2010 and sentenced to thirteen months imprisonment and restitution of ...
Article • August 15, 2012 • from PLN August, 2012
State Awarded Statutory Attorney Fees, Costs for Dismissed Washington PRPs by Mark Wilson The Washington State Court of Appeals has held that the state is entitled to statutory attorney fees following the dismissal of a personal restraint petition (PRP). After pleading guilty to witness tampering and burglary, Gregory Scott Bailey ...
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