|Presenter(s):||Andrea Ó Súilleabháin|
|Date:||April 22, 2019, 10-10:30 pm|
Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Keisha Williams, attorney, and Jolanda Hill, paralegal, from the Western New York Law Center. They'll be discussing criminal justice debt and their upcoming event "Fines, Fees, & Bail: How Criminal Justice Debt Hurts the Poor."
And, Karima Amin from Prisoners Are People Too will be on to discuss the upcoming regional conference "Challenging Criminal Injustice."
Too often, cities like Buffalo look to fund government functions by relying on revenue generated from criminal justice debt, a burden that disproportionally impacts the poor and poor people of color. The dependency of government agencies, the courts, and the police departments on revenue from criminal justice debt have long-lasting negative effects on communities & the people they are supposed to serve.
Learn more about New York State's Fines and Fees Campaign and the adverse impacts of fines and fees here, and be sure to tune in live on Power 96.5 WNY at 10pm, and on PPG's Facebook page at 1 pm Tuesday, April 22. You won't want to miss it!