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Time to Try 'Smart on Crime'

Public defender reform could improve public safety and state/local budgets

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 25, 2009
A record 7.2 million Americans were in jail, on probation or on parole at the end of 2007, at an annual total price tag of approximately $60 billion. And so, as state and local economies try to deal with the most significant economic crisis in decades, many are starting to consider a "smart on crime" approach to positively impact public safety and save money. The best place to begin looking to implement change, according to Ohio Justice and Policy Center attorney Janet Moore, is at the bottom rung of the criminal justice system: public defenders representing indigent clients.   

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