University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Mitchell v. City of Montgomery"
Date March 14, 2014
Author Fines & Fees Justice Center
External Link https://finesandfeesjusticecenter.org/articles/mitchell-v-city-of-montgomery/
Abstract Unable to pay debt from traffic tickets, impoverished defendants were given the options of paying the debt immediately or sitting out their debt in jail at the rate of $50.00 a day. Those in jail were given the further option of performing janitorial services at the rate of $25.00 a day. No inquiry was made as to the defendant’s ability to pay. The complaint also highlights that the City contracted with a probation company and referred to debt collection as probation. Defendants placed on payment plan paid additional fees for the services of the probation company.
Source Fines & Fees Justice Center


This Resource Relates To
case Mitchell v. City of Montgomery (CJ-AL-0007)

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