Nationwide, public defenders are leading the charge in advocating for the release of non-voilent people currently being held in jails, prisons and immigration detention centers. These dedicated attorneys are pushing criminal legal systems to fashion sensible responses to this public health emergency. By forcing all of us to treat the most marginalized among us with dignity, public defenders help us to realize our most fundamental ideals.
Thank you, public defenders. You are essential.
President & Founder, Jonathan Rapping
Read their stories from the field on how Gideon’s Promise’s partner public defender offices are advocating for the release of non-violent prisoners amid the COVID-19 pandemic.