When people who have lived in Terre Haute all their lives see corruption, their first response is commonly, "that's just the way it's always been." Many have heard Terre Haute called "sin city" or "terrible haute" more times than they can count. If you pair that with what seems to be a nearly total gridlock … Continue reading Can Terre Haute Change?
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Something Stinks: Hidden Costs of Crime and Poverty
First time offenders in our community often get arrested for misdemeanors, and many of them have no connections within the criminal justice system or the money to pay for a lawyer. In Terre Haute, our local public defenders office (PDO) gets reimbursed by the state for each felony case their attorneys handle, as long as … Continue reading Something Stinks: Hidden Costs of Crime and Poverty