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Testimony on Court-Imposed Fees and Fines Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

L.B. Eisen, director of the Brennan Center's Justice Program, submitted testimony detailing how court-imposed fees and fines unjustly burden vulnerable communities.

Published: July 27, 2021

On July 27, 2021, Justice Program Director L.B. Eisen submitted testimony to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security for a hearing titled A Fine Scheme: How Court-Imposed Fees and Fines Unjustly Burden Vulnerable Communities. Drawing from original Brennan Center research, Eisen urges Congress to incentivize states to reduce the burden of court-imposed fees and fines on the most marginalized people in our communities.