Members of the Senate Appropriations Judicial Subcommittee listened for more than three hours Monday as court officials talked about budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year and the impacts these cuts would have on Georgia’s court system. At one point, Omotayo B. Alli, Executive Director of the Georgia Public Defender Council, told the committee members that if they insist on weeks of furloughs for her staff, “The criminal justice system is going to crash.” 

Alli also asked the lawmakers to “do something a little different for the Public Defenders.”  

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