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Out of detention, into debt: How fines and fees bury young people in Kansas’ justice system

The moment a case is filed in juvenile court, the dollars owed rack up.  There’s a $34 docket fee. Sedgwick County can tack on a law library fee up to $14. Kansas does appoint an attorney for free, but for any following casework the attorney can charge a “reasonable fee,” a number not specified in state law.  NyKia Watkins said […]