LFOs and the Modern Day Debtor’s Prison


Saturday, October 18, 6:30, UW William Gates Hall #138

Columbia Legal Services, CLS, has been investigating the state’s system of Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs)–fees, fines, costs and restitution imposed by courts on top of criminal sentences–and the enormous burden they put on Washington State’s poor.

Valarie Bodeau understands this burden all too well. Though she served her sentence years ago, LFOs continue to hinder her efforts to move on with her life and raise her two children.  (Daniel Thornton, 11 min, USA)

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