In an effort to remedy the financial distress Michigan cities faced after the 2007 recession, the Michigan state legislature passed 2012 Public Act 436 ("PA 436"), the "Local Financial Stability and Choice Act." Under PA 436, state-appointed emergency managers act
Though officially deemed unconstitutional, the debtors’ prison scheme consists of jailing low-income individuals for not being able to pay their legal financial obligations (“LFOs”), also known as criminal justice debt.
This essay argues for viewing incarcerees as part of shared humanity of both incarcerated person and the person to whom harm has been done.
Nicolas Duque-Franco¥ Duque-Franco: What is—and how did—Just Leadership USA’s (“JLUSA”) mission come about? Marton: JLUSA’s mission is to cut the correctional population of the United States in half by 2030. The year was chosen in part because it is an