In the latest episode of “Deep Dive with Laura Arnold,” Laura sits down with two leading thinkers on issues of criminal justice and poverty: Alexes Harris, Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, and Jeffrey Selbin, Clinical Professor of Law and Founder and Faculty Director of the Advocacy Policy Clinic at Berkeley. Listen to their discussion about the problems inherent in charging fines and fees, which perpetuate a two-tiered system of (in)justice in America.
Also, explore a timely new report from Berkeley on the impact of Senate Bill 190, California’s history-making bill that abolished fees in the juvenile legal system and provided hundreds of millions of dollars in relief to California families. Despite the progress, Berkeley researchers found that some counties are still trying to collect on old debt, leaving more work to be done to ensure debt-free justice across the state.
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About the host
Laura Arnold is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Arnold Ventures, founded in 2010, and an attorney and former oil company executive. Read more about her here.