Traffic Ticket-to-Prison Pipeline: New Report Reveals Racial Bias In California’s Traffic Court System

News Story (California)

Traffic Ticket-to-Prison Pipeline: New Report Reveals Racial Bias In California’s Traffic Court System

May 7, 2017 | Tanasia Kenney | Atlanta Black Star
California’s traffic fines are some of the steepest in the country, and a new report shows that the state’s current policies for those unable to pay are disproportionately affecting Blacks and Latinos.
Tags: Court Debt | Driver's license suspension | Funding: Federal | Traffic Tickets

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

News Story (Washington)

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

September 22, 2016 | Kristin M. Kraemer | Tri-City Herald (WA)
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.
Tags: Court Debt | Disability Benefits | Legal Financial Obligations