Debt Arising from Illinois’ Criminal Justice System: Making Sense of the Ad Hoc Accumulation of Financial Obligations

This publication from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law reviews the many financial obligations an individual incurs when he or she enters the Illinois criminal justice system, arguing that these obligations are excessively complicated and often converge to create a significant barrier to successful reentry.

Debt Arising from Illinois’ Criminal Justice System: Making Sense of the Ad Hoc Accumulation of Financial Obligations