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Editorial: Fund public defenders more, or pay for unnecessary prison sentences

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 15, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

According to the Social Science Research Center, more than 80 percent of people charged with felonies are indigent — or poor. These people cannot afford attorneys, and therefore, must rely on public defenders. However, since Pennsylvania is charging indigent people at such a high rate, 73 percent ...

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