In Legal Terms


In Legal Terms: Public Defender System Reforms

What’s the crime rate in Mississippi? What if you’re charged but can’t afford an attorney? What if you commit a crime and you’re a juvenile? Our guest André de Gruy, State Public Defender gives us some answers.


  • violent crime rate
  • homiside rate
  • state funded public defender's office
  • other states
  • counties
  • reforms
  • reform to juvenile habitual defenders
  • life in prision without parole for juveniles


  • what is the rate
  • biggest offenders
  • plan
  • due process

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