Nevada Ends Exploitative Incarceration Costs While Laying Groundwork for Future Misdemeanor Reform

FFJC Nevada together with our key partners across the state were able to successfully pass significant fine and fee reform in the 2023 legislative session with bipartisan support from the Democratic controlled legislature and newly elected Republican governor. We also thwarted efforts to impose new fees in the criminal legal system and set the groundwork for future misdemeanor reform

Press Release: New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs Groundbreaking Fee Elimination Bill Into Law

Last night, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed HB 139, which eliminates the post-adjudication and bench warrant fees that have recently become the subject of a national movement to end the criminalization of poverty.

New Report Uncovers Hidden Tax on Justice in Nearly All 50 States

This new national survey reveals the extent of mandatory surcharges & assessments in every traffic, criminal, or local case. See how your state stacks up!

Hidden Taxes Don’t Belong Anywhere, Least of All in Our Justice System

Picture this: On your way home from work after a long week, you’re pulled over and issued a ticket for rolling through a stop sign. The fine is $75 — but once mandatory fees are tacked on, the ticket’s total cost is over $300.

Press Release: National Campaign to Eliminate Justice System Fees Launches Today

Today, a bipartisan coalition spearheaded by the Fines and Fees Justice Center, Americans for Prosperity, and the ACLU is launching the End Justice Fees campaign — the first national campaign to eliminate all fees in the justice system and discharge fee debt.

Why Is the Nevada Department of Corrections Profiting off Struggling Families?

Most people assume that necessities like food and emergency medical care are provided for people locked up in prisons and jails. In Nevada, they come at a steep cost — and it’s struggling families who are paying exorbitant prices to provide for their incarcerated loved ones, while the Department of Corrections (DOC) makes outrageous profits.