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Just Released: 50-State Survey on Electronic Monitoring Fees

FFJC’s latest national fee survey examines statutes and rules from all 50 states and D.C. to determine whether their codes authorize fees for electronic monitoring at any point in the justice system and to what extent. We find that electronic monitoring fees can be among the most costly, least transparent, and most complicated to quantify.

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Op-Ed: Why Is the Nevada Department of Corrections Profiting off Struggling Families?

Nevada’s prison fees are among the worst in the nation. Data obtained from NDOC show that food, hygiene products and medical care costs are marked up as much as 66 percent. In his latest op-ed, FFJC’s Nick Shepack explains why this is happening and what lawmakers can do about it.

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Cities & Counties Leadership Network Announces New Members

On August 3, 2022, six jurisdictions were announced as new members of Cities and Counties for Fine & Fee Justice (CCFFJ), a leadership network pursuing innovative local solutions to reform fines and fees.

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Santa Fe Approves Ordinance Limiting Debt-Based Driver’s License Suspensions

The Santa Fe City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance Wednesday night that limits the widespread practice of suspending driver’s licenses when residents can’t afford to immediately pay a fine or fee.

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