Friday, March 31, 2023
"A $10 million investment is a bold first step, but Pa.’s public defenders need more"
From The Philadelphia Inquirer, via NACDL's news update:
Earlier this month, Gov. Josh Shapiro proposed an investment of $10 million to bolster public defense in Pennsylvania. As the only state that currently does not provide a single dollar of state funding for criminal defense services for people who cannot afford to pay for their own lawyer, there’s no denying that this proposed investment is long overdue for the commonwealth.