San Francisco Financial Justice Project releases new report: Criminal Justice Administrative Fees: High Pain for People, Low Gain for Government.

Criminal Justice ReportThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors votes May 22 on an ordinance to make San Francisco the first county in the nation to eliminate all locally-controlled fees assessed from people exiting jail or the criminal justice system. The report outlines how these fees pile debt onto people who cannot afford to pay them, create barriers to people’s successful re-entry, and are are a counterproductive, anemic source of government revenue. The legislation calls for the elimination of $15 million in debt from these fees that is owed by 20,000 individuals. The report is co-authored with The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. See our Press Release here and the report here.