Monetary Sanctions in Ferguson

Following the Department of Justice’s scathing report on the misuse of monetary sanctions by the Ferguson Police Department (pdf), national and international media turned their attention to how legal fines and fees can create contemporary debtor’s prisons.

Mistrust Lingers as Ferguson Takes New Tack on Fines, New York Times - 9/12/2014

How Many Ways Can the City of Ferguson Slap You With Court Fees? We Counted, Mother Jones - 9/12/2014

Ferguson’s Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change, Morning Edition, NPR, 9/10/2014