Justice Policy Institute releases report on the Right to Counsel

BY Jon Mosher on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 2:27 PM

The Justice Policy Institute has released a report linking states' struggles to provide effective right to counsel services with excessive corrections costs.  The report, System Overload: The Costs of Under-Resourcing Public Defense, highlights the impact of overwhelmed public defense systems and "how the busting-at-the-seams systems affect state and county budgets, the lives of those behind bars, the impact on their families, and the challenges of re-entering communities after serving time."

In addition to the full PDF of the report, JPI has published a helpful factsheet on the reports findings and recommendations.

 

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