Clinic Gains Federal Win

Illustration of a prisoner on one side of a scale and a ball and chain on the other side of the scale

After asking the U.S. Attorney General to act, our Policy Advocacy Clinic and other advocacy groups celebrated a Department of Justice letter urging states and local courts to reduce criminal legal system fines and fees. Jeffrey Selbin, the clinic’s co-director, says lawmakers, agencies, and courts are “on notice that it’s time to stop trying to fund the justice system on the backs of those least able to afford it.”