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IPI Research At Work

Robert Scott Macklin standing in front of Twin Falls Courthouse

A Twin Falls man says his public defender failed him. Now he hopes reforms will help others like him.  Idaho Policy Institute recently concluded a year-long study of the workload associated with providing public defense in Idaho. The study tracked how much time Idaho attorneys spend on specific tasks associated with indigent defense cases, as well as the attorneys’ perceptions of the average amount of time required on specific tasks and cases in order to provide an adequate and effective defense.

Our report does not prescribe indigent defense workload standards; rather, as with all of our work, it is intended to inform future discussions and decisions, in this case those made concerning caseload guidelines for Idaho’s public defense system

Read the Full Article by Gretel Kauffman of the Twin Falls Times-News.