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Linda M. Rio Reichmann, JD Biography

Director of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Child Custody Pro Bono Project
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“The sociological and psychological data supporting the legal and policy justifications for the decriminalization or legalization of prostitution reveal that the costs of criminal prohibition outweigh the benefits. The evidence concerning the negative impacts of the present criminal status of prostitution supports the conclusion of the San Francisco Committee on Crime that ‘we can do little worse by trying something different.’ The evidence concerning the positive effects of decriminalization suggests that we can do a great deal better.”

Archives of Sexual Behavior, Apr. 1991

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, American Bar Association’s (ABA) Child Custody Pro Bono Project
  • Attorney, Illinois, 1988-present
  • President, Gifted Education Cooperative (GECO) of District 181, Illinois
  • Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award, The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF), 1992
  • JD, School unknown
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Be Legal?
  2. Would Legal Prostitution Better Protect Prostitutes from Violence?