National Report: Indigent defense services spending increasesJun 13, 2011 2:05 PM

State and county governments have greatly increased spending on providing criminal legal defense for residents who cannot otherwise afford it, according to a new report from the Chicago-based American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID). The report also found that only 31 states provide more than half of those costs, while the remainder falls on counties. [More: http://americancityandcounty.com/pubsafe/indigent-defense-spending-20110613/ ] And here’s a link to the full report: Indigent_Defense_Expenditures_FY08.authcheckdam

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National Report: Indigent defense services spending increasesJun 13, 2011 2:05 PM