The Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice recently released “A Report on
I didn’t see the actual surveys, interview schedules, or court observation forms anywhere in the report or on the website. I would like to see these materials made available somewhere, if they are not already.
The general findings in the report do not sound surprising. For example, the
legislature criminalizes more and more behavior without sufficient attention to
the costs; there is a problem with patronage jobs in staffing the courts (patronage