Fixing Pennsylvania’s Debtors’ Prisons

Legislative Remedies

Rules Committee Proposal

In January 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Criminal Procedural Rules Committee proposed reforming the way that magisterial district courts impose and collect court fines and costs.

Read the Committee’s proposal here. We have put together a summary of that proposal, as well as our reactions to it here. Our complete comments are below.

The Committee’s proposal was out for public comment through February 2018, and it garnered a number of comments.  Those that the ACLU has copies of are posted here:

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