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Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar - Alexes Harris

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Location:  Online - Register at
Monetary Sanctions: Using Fines and Fees to Punish the Poor. Alexes Harris, sociologist at University of Washington will discuss the use of monetary sanctions by municipal and state courts, how this form of punishment reinforces existing inequalities, and how a different set of policies could lead to better outcomes for those involved with the criminal justice system.

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