Paid in Full: A Plan to End Money Injustice in New Orleans

June 21, 2019
Paid in Full: A Plan to End Money Injustice in New Orleans
Author: Vera Institute of Justice
Published: Jun, 12 2019
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The role that money—in the form of bail, fines and fees—plays in criminal justice systems has come under increased focus. These practices have long plagued New Orleans, driving jail incarceration and costing struggling families—most of them black—millions. By taking the actions set out in this report, Criminal District Court judges, the mayor, and city council members will make New Orleans the first city in the country to replace money bail and conviction fees with a fair, safety-promoting, and financially stable system of justice.