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Shelby Co. DA won’t block court fee waivers for low-income people, opens door to expungements

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“The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office will no longer oppose requests to waive court fines and fees for low-income defendants, District Attorney Steve Mulroy said Tuesday. The policy change follows a year of collaboration with Just City, a nonprofit criminal justice reform group, along with both criminal and general sessions court judges that Mulroy hopes will end the “perverse cycles of debt and poverty” that defendants experience when trying to have their records expunged or move beyond a past offense.”

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