Public defender asking county for more lawyers

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — The 13th Circuit Public Defender’s Office has asked for Pickens County’s help in adding staff.

Christopher Scalzo, who became public defender on Feb. 1, made his request for four positions to council during its April 23 budget work session.

“We’re on track to carry over about 1,400 clients,” Scalzo said.

Each client carries an average of two or three charges, Scalzo said. Since 2013, the number of clients his office is assigned has increased by about 10 percent each year.

“This year, we should be around 1,100

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