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Even if You’re Found Not Guilty, Iowa Makes You Pay for the Full Cost of Your Public Defender w/Alex Kornya

“If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided to you at no cost.” Ask the average American, and they will tell you that Public Defenders are free…. Unless of course you live in most states where they charge […]

Letter to Louisiana House Judiciary Committee

Letter opposing proposed Capital Oversight Committee (LA HB 605).

Policy Statement on the Predatory Collection of Costs, Fines, and Fees in America’s Criminal Courts

The collection of costs, fines, and fees in too many criminal courts across the United States are predatory in nature and an economic failure. These predatory practices impact poor people in catastrophic and life altering ways and are disproportionately levied […]