Defender411 Capitol Report – CPDA Legislative Committee Updates
April 19, 2018 – 11:27 | Comments Off on Defender411 Capitol Report – CPDA Legislative Committee Updates

 New: Senate Public Safety Committee – Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Duration: 03h 41m  | May require forwarding to approx 10 minutes into the video before the hearing begins.

 

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Mentally ill defendants jailed due to hospital bed shortage; Contra Costa judge issues sanctions
September 27, 2017 – 09:18 | Comments Off on Mentally ill defendants jailed due to hospital bed shortage; Contra Costa judge issues sanctions
Mentally ill defendants jailed due to hospital bed shortage; Contra Costa judge issues sanctions

by NATE GARTRELL | ngartrell@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group | UPDATED: September 27, 2017 at 5:26 am
MARTINEZ — A Contra Costa Judge had harsh words — and a $17,400 bill — for the California …[select title for full text]

New Sonoma County court system leaves public defender frustrated
September 18, 2017 – 08:34 | Comments Off on New Sonoma County court system leaves public defender frustrated

KGO Bay Area News Channel 7 – By Wayne Freedman | Sunday, September 17, 2017
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) — (see link to video clip below)
Sonoma County Deputy Public Defender Michael Perry rarely has spare moments …[select title for full text]

Coming up on CBS “60 Minutes” on Sunday, April 16, 2017: Innocents have gone to jail
April 13, 2017 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Coming up on CBS “60 Minutes” on Sunday, April 16, 2017: Innocents have gone to jail
Coming up on CBS “60 Minutes” on Sunday, April 16, 2017: Innocents have gone to jail

New Orleans public defenders tell Anderson Cooper that innocent people have gone to jail because they’ve lacked the resources and time to defend them properly…
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/innocents-have-gone-to-jail-say-nola-public-defenders/

California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle
April 5, 2017 – 09:14 | Comments Off on California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle
California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle

East Bay Times – April 5, 2017
By KATY MURPHY | kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com |
PUBLISHED: April 4, 2017 at 1:31 pm | UPDATED: April 5, 2017 at 3:32 am
SACRAMENTO — A bill to do away with California’s bail …[select title for full text]

San Diego County names Randy Mize to head Public Defender’s Office
March 15, 2017 – 11:47 | Comments Off on San Diego County names Randy Mize to head Public Defender’s Office
San Diego County names Randy Mize to head Public Defender’s Office

March 10, 2017  San Diego Union-Tribune
by Greg Moran, Staff Writer
County officials on Friday named Randy Mize to be the new Public Defender, picking a 29-year veteran of the office to replace departing Public Defender Henry …[select title for full text]

Senator Wiener Announces Bill to Ensure Jury Pools Reflect Diversity of Community
March 5, 2017 – 13:31 | Comments Off on Senator Wiener Announces Bill to Ensure Jury Pools Reflect Diversity of Community
Senator Wiener Announces Bill to Ensure Jury Pools Reflect Diversity of Community

Sacramento – Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced the introduction of a bill that will reform the jury selection process to create a more equitable justice system. Senate Bill 576 will require that demographic …[select title for full text]

Federal Authorities Launch Investigation of OCDA, Sheriff’s Departments Over Snitch Scandal – OC WEEKLY
December 15, 2016 – 14:02 | Comments Off on Federal Authorities Launch Investigation of OCDA, Sheriff’s Departments Over Snitch Scandal – OC WEEKLY
Federal Authorities Launch Investigation of OCDA, Sheriff’s Departments Over Snitch Scandal – OC WEEKLY

ORANGE COUNTY WEEKLY – by Gustavo Arellano | December 15, 2016 at 1:45 PM
Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it was launching a civil rights investigation into the Orange County District Attorney’s office and …[select title for full text]