New Orleans Bails, Fines, and Fees

Operation Restoration is working with a city wide coalition to evaluate the bails, fines, and fees system in the New Orleans Justice system. The following information is from a recent report by the Vera Justice Institute.


“There is no evidence that detaining people pretrial because they cannot pay increases public safety. Indeed, pretrial incarceration itself correlates with an increased likelihood of future rearrest, even after only a few days in jail.”

—How New Orleans Funds Justice, Vera Institute