Quantcast
Home / agencies / Death-penalty cases put county public defender’s office $8M over budget (access required)

Death-penalty cases put county public defender’s office $8M over budget (access required)

A Maricopa County agency that contracts with private attorneys to represent indigent criminal defendants is going to end the fiscal year over budget by more than $8 million, or about 63 percent. County managers attribute the overspending to a glut of death-penalty cases and the high cost of defending them.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

prison-jail-62-

Burges withdraws early release bills after criticism from unlikely foe (access required)

Sen. Judy Burges, a Sun City West Republican, held two bills on February 16 designed to reduce recidivism that had the support of conservative and liberal justice reform groups.