In far too many instances, municipal courts are the first step on the road to ruin—especially for poor people—thanks to the combined effects of the courts’ relentless need for revenue, lack of lawyers (or inadequately trained attorneys for the accused), and fines and fees that send the poor to modern-day debtors' prisons. Learn the devastating effects of widespread municipal court practices, and what must be done to change them.
Neal KatyalLaw professor at Georgetown University
Adam FossCo-Founder, Prosecutor Integrity Institute; Assistant District Attorne...
Sherrilyn IfillPresident and Director-Counsel , NAACP Legal Defense and Educational F...
Stephen BrightPresident and Senior Counsel, Southern Center for Human Rights; Harvey...
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