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Documentary.org (International Documentary Association)

Imagine if the subjects from the films The Central Park Five and Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills had been represented by the relentless, impassioned public defenders featured in Dawn Porter’s documentary Gideon’s Army. The respective fates …

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The New York Times

First paragraph: Fifty years after the Supreme Court, in Gideon v. Wainwright, guaranteed legal representation to poor people charged with serious crimes, low-income criminal defendants, particularly black ones, are significantly worse off. Don’t blame public defenders, who are usually overwhelmed. …

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The New York Times

I’d always wanted to be a lawyer, but unlike Travis Williams — the subject of this Op-Doc video — I never wanted to be a public defender. I didn’t understand how anyone could represent people who did terrible things. “Criminals” …

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Daily Motion

Check out this video from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival premiere of Gideon’s Army. Watch Video  …

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