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. 

Marking Gideon's Half-Century: The Continuing Struggle For Indigent Defense

We cannot overestimate the significance of Gideon. As Robert F. Kennedy said, "If an obscure Florida convict named Clarence Earl Gideon had not sat down in his prison cell … to write a letter to the Supreme Court … the vast machinery of American law would have gone on functioning undisturbed. But Gideon did write that letter, the court did look into his case … and the whole course of American legal history has been changed." Read More

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