NWA editorial: Slow justice?

Pace in Washington County courts crowding jail

When Perry Mason or the attorneys of Law & Order get a court case, the span between the commission of a crime and conviction or acquittal flies by within an hour, with commercials.

What’s the point?

The Washington County judicial system has the capacity to speed up the process for those accused of crimes if all its parts commit to more aggressively moving toward timely trials and plea bargains.

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