Gideon’s Army

Everyone deserves the best defense. They fight for it.

Three young, idealistic public defenders in the Deep South struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to ensure justice is served for the people society would rather forget. 

Report Offers Solutions to U.S. Indigent Defense Crisis in Gideon’s 50th Anniversary Year

Chicago, IL - The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers are releasing National Indigent Defense Reform: The Solution is Multifaceted at the beginning of the 50th anniversary year of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. The report documents a daylong discussion of 18 leading innovators in the indigent defense field to help address systemic failures in providing constitutionally required legal counsel for indigent defendants. Read More

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