If you have been arrested and processed through a jail (this does not apply to the state or private prisons) in Arizona in the past 18 months and had your cash taken from you at the time of arrest, and then returned to you on a debit card where you were then charged fees to access your own money, the Human Rights Defense Center wants to help you recover your money and end these abusive practices. Contact Carrie Wilkinson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-257-1355 with your story.
The Human Rights Defense Center is filing a lawsuit against the company (NUMI) handling these cards and charging the fees. They are seeking some Plaintiffs from Arizona. Some people don’t realize that if they leave their money on the card, a monthly “maintenance” fee will eventually eat up all the funds. Here’s a link to a story about the abusive fees:
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MIDDLE GROUND IS ARIZONA’S PREMIER ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF THE INCARCERATED SINCE 1983