University of Michigan Law School
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Title "In re Donna Elaine Anderson"
Date Mar 8, 2016
Author Fines & Fees Justice Center
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Abstract Plaintiff’s complaint requested that the Circuit Court for the County of Macomb take superintending control over the 38th District Court, requiring Judge Carl F. Gerds III to refrain from imposing pay or stay sentences on indigent defendants who are unable to pay their court debt. According to the complaint, Judge Gerd imposed the sentences without an ability to pay determination. Those unable to pay were jailed immediately. Community service was not offered as an alternative.
Source Fines And Fees Justice Center

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case In re Donna Elaine Anderson (CJ-MI-0007)

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