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The Time Is Now to Invest in Second Chances

Equal Justice Works | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Equal Justice Works

We are a society committed to the principle of equal justice under the law and our system is based on the principle that the punishment should fit the...

Failing the Sixth Amendment's Promise of Right to Counsel

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Caroline Fredrickson

Instead of ensuring budgets for proper counsel for the poor, many states have gone the other way and slashed funding for public defenders offices. That is no way to honor, let alone uphold, a fundamental constitutional right.