We are pleased to share with you our latest report, "When All Else Fails, Fining the Family: First Person Accounts of Criminal Justice Debt" written by Mitali Nagrecha and Mary Fainsod Katzenstein with Estelle Davis. The report provides first person accounts of the impact of criminal justice debt - child support, victim restitution, fines and fees - on reentry and community reintegration. It discusses how the heavy burden of debt affects not just the returning person him/herself, but their families as well.
Among the report's key recommendations are:
The implementation of these recommendations would improve the prospects of successful reentry and would avoid shifting the burden of debt repayment to families in an effort to avert the re-incarceration of their loved one.