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Story Publication logo December 4, 2019

Broken Justice, Episode 4: Public Defenders Fight Back

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Broken Justice: A dive into the public defender system across the nation.
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In 1997, Ricky Kidd was sentenced to life without parole for a double homicide he says he didn't...

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Image courtesy of PBS NewsHour.
Image courtesy of PBS NewsHour.

The most common tool used to attack problems in public defender systems is the class action lawsuit. But what if there's a better strategy? Steve Hanlon, a longtime advocate for systemic legal reform, has a big idea about big data. This is the story of how his data changed things for public defenders in Missouri, and ultimately led to a state-wide showdown with the governor.

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