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Resource ID: #10036
Subject: Courts
Source: News Herald (Panama City, Fla.)



News Herald (Panama City, Fla.) reveals how a county court allowed defendents to receive reduced or dropped sentences if they gave a "donation" to law enforcement agencies and charities; in some cases, usually domestic violence, victims had to make the donations if they wanted to drop the charges; the option to make donations was five times more likely to be given if the defendent had money and hired a private attorney, April - December, 1993.

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