Chief Justice William Ray Price’s State of the Judiciary address to the Missouri General Assembly on Feb. 3 is well worth reading. While it mentioned the annual judicial concerns of increased caseloads, the fact that Missouri is 39th in judge’s pay and the need for better information technology for court administration, Price focused on criminal justice problems that many policymakers would rather not think about: prison population costs and the public defender system.
COLUMN: Price shares good ideas on how Missouri should treat criminals in State of the Judiciary
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