FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14 2022
Katie Schaffer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 646-265-2044
Dan Ball, email@example.com
No Price On Justice Applauds NY Legislature’s Proposal to Eliminate Parole Supervision Fees in One-House Budget
ALBANY – In response to the New York legislature’s one-house budget resolutions, which echo Gov. Hochul’s proposal to eliminate parole supervision fees, the No Price on Justice coalition released the following statement:
“We applaud the New York State Assembly and Senate for including the elimination of parole supervision fees in the one-house budget, which is an important first step in addressing the harmful impact of court fines and fees.
However, New York must go further to address the criminalization of poverty by ending the unjust and ineffective attempt to raise revenue through our court system with the enactment of the End Predatory Court Fees Act (A.2348B/S.3979C) in its entirety. This legislation would not only eliminate parole supervision fees, but also eliminate court and probation fees, mandatory minimum fines, incarceration for unpaid fines and fees, and the garnishment of commissary accounts.
New York’s reliance on fines and fees for revenue encourages policing-for-profit, criminalizes poverty, and traps its residents in a cycle of poverty and punishment. By including the entire End Predatory Court Fees Act in this year’s budget, New York can end its dangerous reliance on this predatory revenue source.”
About the NO PRICE ON JUSTICE campaign:
No Price on Justice is a coalition of economic and racial justice organizations, grassroots groups, and impacted people working to end New York’s predatory court fines and fees.
Members of the No Price on Justice coalition include: Brooklyn Defender Services, Center for Community Alternatives, Citizen Action, Children’s Defense Fund, Color of Change, Community Service Society, Fiscal Policy Institute, Fines and Fees Justice Center, Legal Aid Society, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York Communities for Change, Partnership for the Public Good, and a dozen other organizations from across New York State.