Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dawn Porter, 'Gideon's Army' Filmmaker

Dawn Porter, a filmmaker, discusses her new HBO documentary "Gideon's Army" with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyckwhich.

The film follows a group of passionate young public defenders in the Deep South who contend with long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to represent low-income individuals. Hopefully the film will soon become available to PBS.

1 comment:

  1. Fifty years after the groundbreaking "Gideon" ruling, public defenders are overworked, underpaid—and America's poor are paying the price.

    Read more at: Mother Jones - Charts: Why You're in Deep Trouble If You Can't Afford a Lawyer