Washtenaw County Officials Want to Reform Monetary Penalties

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - Washtenaw County doesn’t want to fund its justice system through fines and fees that can potentially spell financial ruin for families living paycheck-to-paycheck.

Officials are now embarking on an effort to eliminate penalties and surcharges associated with the legal system, including booking fees at the county jail, costs associated with electronic monitoring for people on probation and attorney’s fees in court, county spokesperson Crystal Campbell said.

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