Public Defender Explains Financial Struggles For Felons In Day Two Of Felon Voting Rights Trial

The federal trial over a 2018 Florida law requiring felons to pay off their fines and penalties is underway. Plaintiffs argued Tuesday about how difficult that can be. “I say if you’re not poor coming in, you’re certainly poor going out,” said Carey Haughwout, a public defender for Palm Beach County.

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Author: WGCU Public Media