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With assistant district attorneys’ annual salaries starting at $37,500 and public defenders’ annual salaries starting at $40,000, Massachusetts pays its criminal justice lawyers less than it pays the custodial workers who work in the state’s courthouses, a new study shows. So reports the Boston Globe.

The Bay State’s criminal-justice-lawyer compensation is the lowest in the country. The committee that conducted the study is calling for an increase in the starting salaries for assistant district attorneys, public defenders, and assistant attorneys general to $55,000 a year.

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