Civitas recently asked the question “2,822 hours of Crime Analysts time is spent on what?” The 2,822 hours were spent on being in the court system to testify because of a Supreme Court ruling in which the high court held that it was a violation of the Sixth Amendment right of confrontation for a prosecutor to submit […]
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Watching any crime show may lead us to believe that a court case can be resolved in an hour. As anyone who has been to court knows, this idea is very far from the truth. Would you believe that a court case has increased the amount of time need to get lab results from months […]
The majority of people who are arrested for crimes in the United States are considered and prosecuted as indigent. People who are being prosecuted are constitutionally granted the right to have a lawyer provided for them if they cannot afford to hire one. Indigent defense systems have emerged but there are questions about whether the […]
In the January’s Joint Legislative Oversight Committee in Justice and Public Safety meeting Sen. Austin Allran (R-Alexander) posed a question to Terri Catlett, Deputy Director of Health Services, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, Department of Public safety. “If the prison population is going down and the number of inmate hospital admissions is declining,” […]
Perhaps Mr. Cooper is too busy campaigning to carry out his elected duties?