Florida To Privatize Some Death Row Defense Work

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http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/5915409.htm One of three state-financed legal offices that worked to overturned death sentences for convicted killers will be closed as part of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's push to turn the work over to private attorneys, the Miami Herald says. House and Senate budget negotiators have struck a compromise: close the office closest to Tallahassee and monitor for three years whether private attorneys save the state money. Bush had sought to eliminate all three offices, suggesting . . .

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