This is something that if you are from the ‘hood you already know. To be adequately represented under the law takes money and lots of it. How many people do you know that did a stretch of time in prison for a mediocre non-violent crime that if they had just had access to a couple thousand dollars they would not have needed to do time at all? I have known of public defenders who actually nodded off to sleep during proceedings and actually told people I know that “… I don’t have a clue how to defend this…” Good article from Elizabeth Renter.
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