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NAPD Sends Letters to Aurora, CO, and La Paz County, AZ, on Public Defender Office Closures

Last week, we learned about efforts in Aurora, Colorado, and La Paz County, Arizona, to close respected public defender offices in order to cut costs. We wrote letters to support these offices and urge local stakeholders not to shortchange the […]

What Went Right, What Went Wrong, and What is Next for Idaho Public Defense w/Kimberly Simmons and Paul Riggins

Today, Hunter sat down with Kimberly Simmons, the former Executive Director of the Idaho Public Defense Commission, and Paul Riggins, a private criminal defense attorney in Idaho, to discuss the past decade+ of public defense in Idaho. Like so many […]

175: How Iowa Makes People Pay for Their Public Defenders w/Darren Page

Today, Hunter spoke with Iowa Public Defender, Darren Page, to peel back the layers of Public Defense in Iowa to try and understand why the Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court said the system was in a state of […]