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Impact of the Recession on Indigent Capital Defense

The global economic crisis is having a significant impact on the available funding for indigent capital defense across the U.S. Many states have imposed across-the-board reductions for staff and funding in all state offices, which have particularly severe effects on indigent defense services because of their existing tight budgets. The current fiscal emergencies have, without a doubt, created crises for indigent capital defense in almost every death penalty jurisdiction.

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