Just Busted 

Public defenders are underfunded and overworked but uniquely positioned to change the way we think about crime, poverty, and punishment.

On a cold, wet Friday morning in February, Shelby County public defender Ben Rush was surprised to discover that there were only 22 names printed on his list of assigned clients. It was little more than half of what he's used to…

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