What ought to take 24 hours often ends up taking weeks. Indigent defendants sit in jail, making it difficult for their public defenders to interact with them and causing jail over-crowding.
What ought to take 24 hours often ends up taking weeks. Indigent defendants sit in jail, making it difficult for their public defenders to interact with them and causing jail over-crowding. File photo
What ought to take 24 hours often ends up taking weeks. Indigent defendants sit in jail, making it difficult for their public defenders to interact with them and causing jail over-crowding. File photo

‘Plea factories’ gum up public defender system

October 30, 2017 08:30 PM

UPDATED October 30, 2017 08:30 PM

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