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Fixing a System That Denies Justice to the Poor

Date: July 18, 2004
Author: Richard C. Goemann
QUOTE: When innocent people go to jail, guilty people go free. Years of under-funding and the turning of a blind eye by members of the bench, the bar and the legislature are coming home to roostÂ…Virginia's criminal justice system makes mistakes that ruin innocent lives and leave dangerous criminals on the street.

ABSTRACT: Thanks to the General Assembly who has created the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, those who are accused of a crime will get quality representation from a lawyer to ensure that guilty persons get punished and the innocent go free.

--- Sari Kent

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