Theresa Zhen

Theresa Zhen is a Skadden Fellow at A New Way of Life Reentry Project in Los Angeles, CA where she represents formerly incarcerated and convicted people in criminal and traffic debt proceedings.

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Friday, April 29, 2016
How Court Debt Erects Permanent Barriers to Reentry
One of the most significant barriers to reentry is the imposition of fines, fees, surcharges, costs, and other monetary penalties (collectively “criminal justice debt”). One-third of California’s released prisoners return home to Los Angeles following their incarceration. They are hobbled not only...
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