Criminal Justice Reform with Jonathan Rapping & Ilham Askia

In the halo of the election, it’s critical not to forget about our public defenders. Join Atlanta community activist and rapper Jeezy, our President, Jonathan Rapping & Executive Director, Ilham Askia discuss Rapping’s first book, “Gideon’s Promise.” They talk about …

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WBAI Radio

  Our President, Jonathan Rapping sat down with WBAI Radio hosted by David Rothenberg where they discussed the 2020 election, the value of dedicated public defenders, and Rapping’s new book, Gideon’s Promise: A Public Defender Movement to Transform Criminal Justice. …

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Episode 05 – From the Voices

    ON THIS EPISODE: This episode of Gideon’s Promise: The Podcast explores the criminal legal system through the eyes of those who have experienced this system first hand. Co-hosts Jonathan Rapping and Ilham Askia, speak with Ohio Justice & …

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A Night to Celebrate 2020

  Thank you to everyone that tuned in and helped us celebrate public defenders from across the nation. We were so honored to have Grace Weber and Wayna provide beautiful performances. Nicholas Zork and Champ Bailey highlighted fabulous pieces for …

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  Today, public defenders face a crisis, Rapping said. He described them as overworked and underpaid in representing 80% or more of the people who pass through the criminal justice system. “I firmly believe that as public defenders, our job …

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He began the conversation by saying to Rayam that he thinks the “reason why we don’t respect public defenders because we don’t care about the lives of the people they serve. I think this book is really important to say, …

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Public defenders are the key to ferreting out, and interrupting, that normalized injustice. They are indispensable to addressing the injustice America is mobilizing against in this moment. In recent months, all across the country, organized public defender offices have led …

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