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"Criminal Law and the Poor - Show I" was first aired on Sunday January 12th 2003. Our Guest was James D. Bednar, Executive Director, Oklahoma Indigent Defense System.

Our topics included:
  1. What are the essential functions of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice System:
  2. 1) Law enforcement; 2)Prosecution; 3) Judicial; 4) Defender; 5) Corrections
  3. Is there a necessity for parity or checks and balances in our system?
  4. What is the purpose and function of the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System?
  5. How is the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System carried out at the trial and appellate levels?

Kent Meyers, Larry Blankenship, Mick Cornett, Jim Bednar