Michigan Capitol Confidential interviewed John Cooper, CAPPS policy director, about jail housing fees in Michigan. The fees can affect a successful return to the community. Cooper said:

“The jail housing fees imposed by many counties in Michigan are a significant additional barrier to success after incarceration. The people impacted by these fees are disproportionately poor to begin with, and the fees from even a short jail stay — on top of other collateral consequences — can become a long-term barrier to success in the community.”

Read the full article, Michigan Jails’ ‘Pay-To-Stay’ Jail Fees Stir ControversyHERE.