Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

It seems that several jurisdictions are finding ways to make money off of people they arrest, regardless of their guilt or innocence. A man in Minnesota had $46 in his pocket when he was arrested for disorderly conduct. Two days later the charges were dismissed. But Ramsey County kept $25 of the man's money as a "booking fee", and gave him $21 dollars on a debit card. The reason for the debit card? "For the convenience of the inmates,” who might find it hard to cash a check was the official reason given. The card came with fees. "Maintenance" fees, fees for using an ATM, fees to transfer the money to a bank account. It cost this man $7.25 to withdraw what was left on the card!

Kentucky bills people to incarcerate them, even if all charges are dismissed. A Colorado law requires people who want their money back to file a separate lawsuit and prove their innocence, even though all charges were dismissed or the person was acquitted.

The Supreme Court is considering taking a lawsuit filed about this.

Have any of you faced a similar situation, and what would you do if it happened to you?
Guilty Until Proven Innocent?
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