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Minor activist 10-26-2017 07:11 PM

Court and probation fees


An order was later entered prohibiting “Mother A” from having any contact with her baby until court fees were paid in full.
Privatized probation companies can write their own tickets:

In Jackson, Mississippi the court of Circuit Judge Tomie Greene routinely sentences felony defendants to pretrial supervision with a local probation company that charges them supervision fees. The court generally does not offer any specific rationale for this in the individual case and does not even specify what conditions of supervision should apply. Instead, it issues conditional bond orders that simply require defendants to comply with “whatever conditions and fees” the company might choose to impose.”

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