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NPR's Barbara Bradley reports there's a problem with getting adequate representation for detainees. There are a number of attorneys who refuse to handle them. (3:49) (Please note this segment was corrected on-air on Dec. 21, 2001: "Morning Edition's report on Tuesday referred to the 1930s "Scottsboro Boys" case, in which several young black men in Alabama were accused of rape. The report said they had been acquitted. The men were convicted at trial, but on more than one occasion, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the convictions on procedural grounds. Each time, the men were retried and convicted again.