December 13, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CST
Jenean Thompson comforts Philandra Robinson, the girlfriend of one of her clients who faces years in jail on a series of state and federal charges. "When I talked to him on the phone, you could tell he was one of those fathers who really cared about his kids, " says Thompson. "When he gets out, I hope they hang in there and have a good life."

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