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public defenders make a huge impact.
Mass IncarcerationSince 1963, America’s prison population has gone from 217,000 to 2.3 million though crime rates have decreased.
PovertyPeople convicted of misdemeanors may lose their jobs, subsidized housing, federal loans, or other public benefits.
AdvocacyAbout 90-95% of defendants plead guilty with a public defender who does not have the necessary training & support to fight against ‘assembly-line’ justice.
“Most will argue that those requirements are the same for any attorney who is defending the accused. What makes a public defender a unique breed is that s/he must still provide zealous advocacy for each and every client despite the crushing caseloads and a huge lack of resources.
It is the duty of the public defender to have the heart, soul and mindset of a warrior in order to face the challenges s/he sees every day in court that many cannot imagine. No matter what the charge, each client deserves all the attorney can give.”