Excessive Fines and Fees

~ Mow Your Lawn or Lose Your House! – YouTube


~ California Courts charge $238 for a $35 Traffic fine Excessive Fines – YouTube


~ Addicted to Fines Small Towns Are Dangerously Dependent – Governing.com


~ Addicted to Fines A Special Report – Governing.com


~ Chicago’s Abusive Fines and Fees Harm the Poor and Highlight Troubling National Trend – Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity


~ Criminalizing Poverty Through Fines, Fees, and Costs – The American Bar Association


~ Excessive fines Florida city hits homeowners with massive penalties – USA Today


~ Fines and Fees Justice Center


~ How municipalities in St. Louis County, Mo., profit from poverty – The Washington Post


~ Justice Department warns local courts about unlawful fines and fees – The Washington Post


~ The Price of Taxation by Citation – Institute for Justice


~ The Price of Taxation by Citation – Case Studies of Three Georgia Cities that Rely Heavily on Fines and Fees- Institute for Justice FULL REPORT PDF


~ Timbs v. Indiana – Supreme Court of the United States – PDF


~ Unpaid Court Fines That Could Get Your Water Shut Off. – Governing.com


~ When Cities Rely on Fines and Fees, Everybody Loses – Governing.com


~ Can State Governments Impose -Excessive Fines,- Treat Citizens Like Walking ATMs? Indiana Says Yes – Forbes

~ Fact Sheet on White House and Justice Department Convening–A Cycle of Incarceration Prison, Debt and Bail Practices – U.S. Department of Justice

~ How Cities Make Money by Fining the Poor – The New York Times

~ Nearly 600 Towns Get 10% Of Their Budgets (Or More) From Court Fines

~ Supreme Court steps in to halt states’ predatory fines – TheHill

~ Supreme Court States can’t impose excessive fees, fines, forfeitures – USA Today

~ The Cost of Being Poor The Fight Against Fines and Fees – Center for Court Innovation

~ The Steep Costs of Criminal Justice Fees and Fines – Brennan Center for Justice