http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/politics/0403/25legindigent.html Georgia legislative negotiators agreed yesterday on a plan to overhaul the state's uneven system that provides legal defense for poor people charged with crimes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The plan is expected to be approved today by the legislature. Georgia's indigent defense system, which represents about 80 percent of the state's criminal defendants, is a hodgepodge of systems with little oversight. A Georgia Supreme Court commission found that underfunded programs . . .
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