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A History of Court-Imposed Probation Fees in Texas

Volume 83 Number 1
June 2019

Like many other states, the State of Texas relies heavily on offender payments to fund adult probation services. The author examines how this came about, the effects, and future prospects, including the impact of new technologies on wages and employment of those under supervision. He concludes with recommended reforms to relieve overreliance on court-imposed fines, fees, and costs.