CALL 205.538.3340

The Law Office of J.D. Lloyd Logo

AfterTheTrial.com... Because There’s Hope After the Trial

BLOG

After The Trial Blog

The After The Trial blog presents insights on ongoing and recent trials around the state of Alabama, including weekly criminal law round-ups.

The Modern Debtor Prison System

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, April 08, 2016


One trend occurring in prisons around the country involves courts receiving revenue from the fining of those who have committed minor offenses. For those in poverty-stricken neighborhoods or cities, the results can be devastating as they end up in prison after not being able to pay these mounting fines. Last week, the New York Times published an editorial that explored a Justice Department motion in Ferguson, MO, a town that was put in the national spotlight in the wake of the Michael Brown case in 2014. The department said "state and local courts have an obligation to inquire about a person’s ability to pay fines and fees before jailing them for nonpayment." The Supreme Court has also dealt with such perceived "unconstitutional" issues that violate the 14th Amendment. The Ferguson plan hopes to secure measures that will help find better alternatives to imprisonment for someone's inability to pay hefty fines related to minor offenses.

 

 

If you or someone you know has been convicted of wrongful criminal charges, there is hope after the trial. Contact us today by clicking HERE.



 


Recent Posts


Tags

smith v state social media crime of passion Ingmire v State mount olive alabama maryland court of special appeals 28 U.S.C. § 2254 campbell v state stoves v state pelham alabama Donald Trump, sarah koenig shooting Tracie Todd SCOTUS, constitutional law, huntsville alabama lauderdale county alabama Sardis Alabama department of justice jerry bohannon arson fort payne alabama Etowah County Alabama, forced isolation dekalb county alabama assault towles v state Xavier Beasley gun control Kareem Dacar Gaymon death penalty, Shonda Walker, drug crimes prostitution sting Adamsville alabama limestone county alabama russell calhoun fultondale alabama Lucky D Arcade hall v florida bessemer alabama sixth amendment implied consent Samuel Alito albertville alabama abandonment baltimore city circuit court morgan county alabama scotus shoplifting Glaze v State mobile alabama calhoun county alabama alabama birmingham alabama § 13A-3-23(d) immunity hearing illegal gun carry rainbow city alabama public assistance fraud homicide Thomas Hardiman montgomery alabama drug activity oneonta alabama road rage keith v state springville alabama aiding and abetting homicide rate criminal justice reform, the mannequin challenge benjamin todd acton birchfield v north dakota home repair fraud drug possession, executions ake v oklahoma Justice Sotomayor utah supreme court concealed carry heritage christian university legende v state alabama criminal law roundup edwards v arizona beylund v north dakota huntsville eleventh circuit ruling shooting death kimberly alabama brendan dassey alabama law enforcement agency attempted murder florence alabama warrantless blood draws minor offenses editorial mcwilliams v dunn hoover alabama texas operation bullseye fourth amendment ex parte briseno murder self defense Stephen Breyer midazolam christian guitierez criminal justice Jefferson County Alabama battles v state 2016 election, Walker County Alabama greene county alabama john earle redfearn IV v state drug trafficking, Fentanyl Woods v State gun rights constitutional violations terell corey mcmullin heflin alabama unlawful manufacturing OJ Simpson Made in America mike gilotti netflix endangerment of a child adnan syed, habeas corpus relief death penalty sexual assault domestic violence Tommy Arthur felony assaults identity theft sentencing law and policy blog summaries fraudulent checks embezzlement church robberies New York Times fraud betton v state bomb threat adger alabama steve avery hanceville alabama parole underage drinking mulga alabama serial judicial override Alonzo Ephraim debit card skimming scams baldwin county alabama decatur alabama morris alabama Neil Gorsuch hurst mandamus shelby county avondale alabama strickland v washington pell city alabama Alabaster alabama LWOP banville v state Dylann Roof levins v state utah v strieff Kay Ivey operation crackdown cullman alabama sheffield v state Rule 32 dora alabama Eutaw Alabama Mike Hubbard robberies tarrant alabama aziz sayyed cherokee county alabama Marengo County Alabama clarence thomas Pleasant Grove Alabama brian fredick lucas apprendi v new jersey nathan woods pinson alabama bailey v us drug seizure warrior alabama Malone v State anniston alabama, second amendment Joshua Reese foley alabama street racing npr economic growth nicholas hawkins court of criminal appeal releases kenneth eugene billups gadsden alabama mccalla alabama ferguson missouri alabama supreme court Gardendale Alabama debtor prison eighth amendment, CCA update moore v texas Easter Hillary Clinton, madison alabama making a murderer trussville alabama brady v maryland boaz alabama Benn v State south carolina drug busts alfonso morris capital murder department of justice, brendan dassey, steve avery, making a murderer, scotus, netflix asia mcclain West Alabama theft US Supreme Court Update domestic abuse lethal injection drugs car accident mountain brook alabama fake kidnapping, negligent homicide animal cruelty st clair county alabama peyton pruitt kidnapping OJ Simpson § 13A-3-23 eugene lee jones v state ring v arizona Wesley Adam Whitworth state of arizona burglary theft of property drug smuggling illegal gambling breaking and entering Briarwood Presbyterian Church hurst v florida brookside alabama christmas shooting bernard v north dakota talladega superspeedway lethal injection abuse narcotics investigation fairfield alabama, stanley brent chapman William Pryor dothan alabama armed robbery court systems, blountsville alabama capital offenses court of criminal appeals marion county state of alabama lamar county abduction eric sterling capital punishment pruitt v state criminal mischief tuscaloosa alabama hoax destructive devices Guy Terrell Junior moving violations blount county alabama

Archive

DISCLAIMER

These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among  other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Get Free Legal Advice  Contact us for a complimentary legal consultation

I am interested in scheduling a free legal consultation and receiving additional information.

Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Thank you, your  entry has been  received.

© 2017 The Law Office of J.D. Lloyd, LLC. All Rights Reserved. |

 

As required by Rule 7.2(e), Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.