An Act Relating to Criminal Procedure — Probation and Parole Support Act

Rhode Island lawmakers enacted legislation eliminating costs, assessments, and fees for individuals who serve  30 days or more in prison. The law also permits waiver or reduction of court costs for those determined to be indigent. The court may determine eligibility based on sworn testimony or submission of a financial assessment instrument. Those who receive benefits or services including temporary assistance to needy families, social security, public assistance, disability insurance, and food stamps will automatically qualify. 

You can read the full text of the legislation here.


Senator Michael J. McCaffrey
S 2774
Probation and Parole Support Act