Prisons extract money from their inmates by charging for court costs, imposing medical co-payments, seizing prisoners' assets, garnishing prisoners' wages, and pursuing former prisoners for the cost of their incarceration.
Baugh and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are planning to sue, arguing that charging for a jury trial violates the, Constitution's Sixth Amendment (the right to a jury trial) and Fourteenth Amendment (equal protection under the law).
Whatever the merits of these arguments, the percentage of banks charging for
the return of deposit items rose a statistically significant amount, from 47 percent in 1989 to 65 percent in 1993 (statistical significance not shown in table).
When appropriate, the examination should recommend the future use of comprehensive engagement letters, detailing the terms and conditions of the engagement--including the services that are expected to be performed, the basis for charging for
those services, the attorneys to be assigned, billing rates and the nature of the working relationship between attorney and company.
Also, the proportion of institutions charging for
returned deposit items seems to have increased, particularly at banks.