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TWO OF THREE FELONY DEFENDANTS REPRESENTED BY PUBLICLY-FINANCED COUNSEL
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Publicly-financed counsel represented about 66 percent of federal felony defendants in 1998 as well as 82 percent of felony defendants in the 75 most populous counties in 1996, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Such representation is...