Texas Fair Defense Project (2016)

Through their grant brought litigation on behalf of persons who were jailed for being unable to pay misdemeanor tickets in violation of their constitutional rights not to be incarcerated because of non-criminal behavior—poverty. Suit was dismissed without prejudice, but settlement discussions resulted in the cessation of the practice. Gonzales et al. v. City of Austin

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