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Pay-to-Stay Jail Fees in Wisconsin

“Pay-to-Stay Jail Fees in Wisconsin,” released in October 2018, was prepared by intern Will Maher. The factsheet discusses the use of “pay-to-stay” fees in Wisconsin county jails. These types of fees may include fees for booking, daily room and board, work release, physicals, medication, hospital visits, and dental visits. The evidence in the factsheet suggests that the use of these fees may place a disproportionate burden on low-income inmates and defendants.

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Court System, Fines & Fees, Incarceration, Justice System, Prisoner Reentry

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