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Don't I Need a Lawyer?
(Constitution Project, The, 2015)
For more than a decade, The Constitution Project National Right to Counsel Committee (“Committee”) has examined the state of indigent defense in our country, determined to assist governments in realizing the promise of ...
Incarceration's front door : the misuse of jails in America
(Vera Institute of Justice, 2015-02-11)
Local jails, which exist in nearly every town and city in America, are built to hold people deemed too dangerous to release pending trial or at high risk of flight. This, however, is no longer primarily what jails do or ...
Gideon at 50, Part II - Redefining Indigence: Financial Eligibility Guidelines for Assigned Counsel
This 50-State Survey of Financial Eligibility Guidelines for Assigned Counsel documents how states decide who is “too poor” to hire a lawyer. The survey looks at how states define “indigency” and whether or not that ...
Gideon at 50 Part I - Rationing Justice: The Underfunding of Assigned Counsel Systems
(National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2013-03)
This report documents the unreasonably low rates of compensation paid to private attorneys who represent indigent defendants in state courts. The lack of adequate funding restricts the pool of attorneys willing to represent ...
The Global Poverty Consensus Report
The Global Poverty Consensus Report (GPCR) is an ongoing joint project initiated by Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) and supported by the Comparative Research Program on Poverty (CROP). The goal of this preliminary ...