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Indigent youth not getting the proper representation in court, Public Integrity finds

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Thousands of minors in Knoxville, Tenn., who wind up in the juvenile court system for minor infractions are missing out on legal counsel -- and are being sent to young people's version of jail. The infractions that send them to court — including truancy, running away, curfew violations and tobacco possession — are technically not crimes, thus, they "have no constitutional right to the...

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