Brennan Center Report – Charging Inmates Perpetuates Mass Incarceration
Brennan Center for Justice
May 21, 2015


At least a few localities in nearly every state in the country authorize “pay-to-stay” fees on those serving prison time for everything from medical costs, to food, to clothes. These fees are difficult for the often indigent prisoners and their families to pay, and can make successful reentry into society near impossible for some. This Brennan Center report published May 21, 2015, highlights these issues.


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