Gideon's Trumpet

Gideon: For Latino Defendants, No Se Habla Justicia

The Connecticut Law Tribune


In 2013, the top 10 countries of deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials were Latin and South American, which suggests that a fair percentage of people who end up having brushes with the criminal justice system may not claim English as their primary language.

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  • Indy

    Sorry Gid but there‘s nothing to prevent the OCPD or the CSAO from hiring their own interpreters. Taking an interpreter out of a GA or JD or Community Court for hours can‘t be sustained. If your office or Kevin Kane‘s office needs interpreters, hire your own for off-site. Plain and simple. Both offices should have their own interpreter units for business conducted outside a courthouse. Judicial handles hundreds of thousands of cases every year, and the interpreter demand is growing. They have to be able to staff courthouses. You oughtta know better than this. Stop your whining; or whine to your boss.

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