80 percent of criminal defendants require court appointed lawyers

In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that a qualified defense attorney must be assigned to every person who cannot afford one. 50 years later, the promise of Gideon still goes unfulfilled.

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California has some of the worst and some of the best public defense systems.

Unfortunately, Fresno County is home to one of the worst. Find out why over 80 percent of public defenders in Fresno are speaking out against their excessive caseloads. 

Learn more about California  Visit the Sixth Amendment Center to learn more about Fresno

Gideon's Army is in the running for the Gotham Independent Film Awards Audience Award!

We are excited that Gideon's Army is nominated for a Gotham Audience Award. This award celebrates audience award winners from across the top 50 US and Canadian film festivals. Five nominees will be chosen from online audiences to proceed to the next round. We need your vote! Help us spread Gideon v. Wainwright's important message! (Create a login by entering your name, email and a new password)

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