Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday National News Roundup -

Smart on Crime: Recommendations for the Administration and Congress.  — developed and published by the Smart on Crime Coalition, a group of more than 40 bipartisan organizations and individuals — offers nearly 100 detailed policy recommendations across 16 criminal justice areas.

Kentucky lawyer new Hamilton public defender - Shelia Kyle-Reno, DPA Elizabethtown Directing Attorney

Hamilton County's new public defender, who oversees a $13 million budget that provides legal services for thousands of the poor charged with crimes, is a woman from out of state with a long history of representing unions and the needy.

"I lived in Cincinnati for a few years. I enjoyed the community," Shelia Kyle-Reno said Friday from her office in Elizabethtown, Ky., where she is the public defender for a four-county area in southwestern Kentucky.