Cases the ACLU of Pennsylvania Litigated
- Commonwealth v. Mauk: ACLU-PA case, where Mr. Mauk was illegally jailed in Cambria County for nonpayment of fines and costs.
- Commonwealth v. Diaz and Commonwealth v. Smetana: ACLU-PA cases, where Mr. Diaz and Mr. Smetana were illegally jailed in Lebanon County for nonpayment of fines and costs.
Amicus Curiae Briefs
- Commonwealth v. Ford: ACLU-PA submitted an amicus brief, urging the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to prevent courts from imposing unaffordable fines
Unable to Pay Restitution: Trapped on Probation or Parole
The ACLU of Pennsylvania has been winning in court and ensuring that Pennsylvanians who are unable to pay the entire amount of restitution while on probation or parole are not trapped on court supervision because of their poverty. Read more of these cases here!