In Philadelphia, a community-based program teaches defendants how to help themselves
It was an early autumn afternoon in 1975 — a moment that Steve Austin wishes he could take back. ...
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Interactive map: a county-by-county look at spending on public defense in Pennsylvania
How much does your county spend on public defense? In Penns ...
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With private money fueling fight against drug crime in Blair County, public defenders feel squeezed
The opioid crisis has brought with it an onslaught of drug cases that are adding to the burdens of public defenders.
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Decades after landmark lawsuit, caseload concerns continue in Allegheny County’s public defender office
On a humid summer day, Shawnray Byrd works a new job renovating a home just outside Pittsburgh. During a break, he says he’s grateful t ...
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Pa.’s unequal public defender system
Guests: Kevin McCorry, Phyllis Subin, Rich Long Pennsylvania is the only state that does not provide state fundin ...
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Despite outlier status, Pa. lawmakers don’t make public defense a priority
If you hunt hard enough around Harrisburg, it is possible to find lawmakers who are on board with allocat ...
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Wrongful murder conviction points to problems with public defense in Pa. — only state without central funding, oversight
Crystal Weimer’s nightmare began in 2004, when she was arrested for a crime she didn’t commit. ...
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