Los Angeles County will join San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa in cancelling millions in Post-Incarceration Fees

Los Angeles County will join San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa in cancelling millions of dollars in administrative fees charged to former convicts.

Last week's vote by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was unanimous. The county will wave the $155 charge for probation supervision, $769 for a pre-sentence report, $50 for alcohol testing, and fees for legal counsel.

Supervisors will also voice their support for SB 144, authored by Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles). It would make California the first state to do away with post-incarceration fees. 

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Finance

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 15:51

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