Failure to make monthly payments for “legal financial obligations” that are due in the wake of prison time can result in arrest, and the loss of housing, jobs, and children. Espinosa and a panel of individuals featured in Living in Conviction join us to share their stories of trying to survive and thrive under court-imposed costs, fees, fines, and victim restitution.
Deborah Espinosa is the founder of Living with Conviction. She is an attorney and a photographer who combines her legal training and visual storytelling skills to advocate for the rights of the poor and marginalized, both at home and in Africa. She also works to strengthen those rights by providing legal technical assistance to state and national governments, primarily in the global south.
Peter DiCampo is a photojournalist and documentary photographer. He is the co-founder of Everyday Africa, the Instagram-based project that has become a global phenomenon expanding perceptions of Africa. His work has been featured in the New York Times, BBC World Service, TIME, National Geographic, and numerous other publications.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle as part of the Civics series with support from The Cloud Room and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.