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View Diary: How Can You Defend Those People? How Can You Defend Someone You Know Is Guilty? (142 comments)

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  •  It truly is a thankless job. (5+ / 0-)

    The dark side of humanity.  You need a strong personality to deal with people that will tell you where to go, what to do to yourself, threaten you, it's disgusting.  The pay is not horrible, but not great (we are union, PD, there is the private criminal defense, but honestly, most people stuck in the system don't have the money to pay, so private to me, is harder to do).

    There is always the one that you help, you know, get them into a program or help them improve their situation, but the vast majority are people that are repeat criminals and know no other way of life than the jail environment.  

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