pay-or-stay sentencing

In re Anderson: The Fight to End Debtor's Prisons in Michigan

In re Anderson: The Fight to End Debtor's Prisons in Michigan

2016-03-09 00:00:00

DETROIT — Striking a major blow against unconstitutional “pay or stay” sentencing practices, the Macomb County Circuit Court entered a final order yesterday requiring an Eastpointe judge to stop jailing indigent defendants who fail to pay court fees and fines before first determining whether they have the ability to pay.

NEWS ADVISORY: ACLU of Michigan to Press Macomb Circuit Court to End Illegal Pay-or-Stay Sentencing in Eastpointe

NEWS ADVISORY: ACLU of Michigan to Press Macomb Circuit Court to End Illegal Pay-or-Stay Sentencing in Eastpointe

2015-10-30 00:00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE USE

October 30, 2015

 

CONTACT: Darrell Dawsey, ACLU of Michigan, 313-578-6831; ddawsey@aclumich.org

DETROIT—As part of the ACLU of Michigan’s ongoing effort to end unconstitutional debtors’ prisons in Michigan, attorneys for the organization are slated to appear in Macomb County Circuit Court on Monday morning to urge the court to stop an Eastpointe judge from continuing to jail poor defendants for their inability to pay fines.

DETROIT — Striking a major blow against unconstitutional “pay or stay” sentencing practices, the Macomb County Circuit Court entered a final order yesterday...
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DETROIT — Striking a major blow against unconstitutional “pay or stay” sentencing practices, the Macomb County Circuit Court entered a final order yesterday...
FOR IMMEDIATE USE October 30, 2015   CONTACT: Darrell Dawsey, ACLU of Michigan, 313-578-6831; ddawsey@aclumich.org DETROIT—As part of the ACLU of Michigan’...
David Stojcevski died, gasping for breath, naked on the cement floor of his cell at the Macomb County Jail, while his jailors watched the life ebb out of him...
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