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To learn more visit: Prison Policy Initiative

How does someone incur Legal Financial Obligations?
Harris Model:
Institutional Processing of Felony Defendants:  
The Decision-Making Stages and Related Outcomes

Alexes Harris describes the process by which defendants move through the criminal justice system and the consequences non-payment of LFOs.  (Harris, 2016, p. 102)

The Debt Penalty: Exposing the Financial Barriers to Offender Reintegration explores the financial debt incurred through the legal system. (Evans, 2014, p.10) 

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