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Resource ID: #19120
Subject: Courts
Source: Riverfront Times (St. Louis)
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Date: 5/24/00-5/30/00

Description

Civil contempt is a gray zone in the law. Defendents in such cases are not entitled to a state attorney. The result is some people spend months in jail with no idea when they get out or how. By examining one woman's situation, Higgins shows how the lack of an attorney can stymie the most simple of cases.

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