Below are links to reports, news articles, and books about government fees, fines, and financial penalties.
- “Not Just a Ferguson Problem: How Traffic Courts Drive Inequality in California.” Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.
- “Fines, Fees and Bail.” Council of Economic Advisers Issue Brief.
- “Punishing The Poorest. How the Criminalization of Homelessness Perpetuates Poverty in San Francisco” Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco.
- “Improving California’s Criminal Fine and Fee System.” California Legislative Analyst’s Office.
- “Stopped Fined and Arrested: Racial Bias in Policing and Traffic Courts in California.” Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.
- “California’s New Vagrancy Laws. The Growing Enactment and Enforcement of Anti Homeless Laws in The Golden State.” University of California at Berkeley.
- A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment of the Poor.Harris, Alexes.
- Debt. Graeber, David
- Punishing the Poor. Wacquant, Loic.
- Flesh and Blood. Lederer, Susan.
- Debtor’s Prison. Kuttner, Robert.
- “Guilty and Charged.” NPR.
- “Is it a Crime to Be Poor?” New York Times.
- “Court Costs Entrap Nonwhite Poor Juvenile Offenders.” New York Times.
- “For Offenders Who Can’t Pay it’s a Pint of Blood or Jail Time.” New York Times.
- “These people have been barred from voting today because they’re in debt” The Washington Post.