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. 

'Gideon Promise Goes Unfulfilled

ifty years have since passed, yet the promise of the Gideon ruling remains unfulfilled. Poverty remains the greatest impediment to a fair trial in America. Nationwide, public defenders handle crushing caseloads precluding them from providing competent counsel. In states, such as Florida and Georgia, public defenders sometimes handle more than 1,000 cases a year. Read More

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