Center for Justice (WA)

Center helps people in Spokane with civil legal services such as getting their driver’s license back, filing or requesting public records, navigating or reducing Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) or dealing with landlord abuses.
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Primary geographic focus: Washington
Organization type(s): Provider



Court fees trap ex-inmates in a prison of debt

E. Tammy Kim
Al Jazeera America
August 5, 2015
In Washington state, formerly incarcerated men and women face massive debts and a 12 percent interest rate.

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State Supreme Court rejects Benton County’s collection of court fees from woman’s disability payments

Kristin M. Kraemer
Tri-City Herald (WA)
September 22, 2016
This Benton County case is expected to be cited by prosecutors and judges in the future when addressing a person’s present or future ability to pay.

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