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Southern Center for Human Rights

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.

John Rudolf

'Mass Chaos' Seen In Georgia Prisons As Brutality Probe Deepens | John Rudolf | Posted 08.22.2012 | Crime

The investigator was soft-spoken, but relentless. "Look at me and tell me that you were not in that gymnasium," said Trebor Randle, a Georgia Burea...

Criminal Justice: One Of The Enormous Non-Issues Of Presidential Politics

James Freedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Freedman

A candidate like Obama -- who says "thoughtful things" and actually speaks in "paragraphs" as opposed to soundbites -- might be willing to address the topic. But don't hold your breath.