The Atlanta Voice


His book Gideon’s Promise is an extension or another manifestation of the organization he founded, also called Gideon’s Promise, which teaches public defenders to work more effectively within the judicial system by providing coaching, training, and professional development. It is like the boot camp for lawyers to better defend indigent populations being devoured by the prison-industrial complex.

“We have a half a million people, on any given day, who are housed in jails, simply because they cannot afford bond, because they can’t afford to get out even though they haven’t been convicted of anything,” Rapping said. “And we were realizing during this pandemic, is that those jails have become death traps.”