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Public defender case overload is ‘ticking time bomb’ in Mo.

Clip: 05/02/2018 | 10m

The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees every American facing trial the right to a lawyer, even if they cannot afford one. But across the country, the public defender system is being stretched to the breaking point, and Missouri may be ground zero. John Yang reports with producer Frank Carlson, in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Aired: 05/02/18

Rating: NR

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