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The devolution of the right to counsel in Wayne County, Michigan (Detroit)

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedinGoogle+RedditTumblrPinterestPrintPleading the Sixth: A public defender office handling felony representation in Detroit was flat funded for 16 years. This despite a critical national report, an ACLU lawsuit, and comprehensive statutory reform, all intended to ensure effective representation of the indigent accused

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Indiana stands as a cautionary tale for other states with similar indigent defense system models

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedinGoogle+RedditTumblrPinterestPrintPleading the Sixth: On October 24, 2016, the Sixth Amendment Center released its report detailing how the “Indiana Model” for defender services leads to the actual denial of counsel and/or the provision of a lawyer in name only throughout the state.

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The “Indiana Model” for providing right to counsel services does not work

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedinGoogle+RedditTumblrPinterestPrintPleading the Sixth: On October 24, 2016, the Sixth Amendment Center released its report on trial level indigent defense services in Indiana. Beginning in the 1990s, the “Indiana Model” was widely promoted as potentially the best way to improve the provision

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Utah’s right to counsel deficiencies

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedinGoogle+RedditTumblrPinterestPrintPleading the Sixth: On October 26, 2015, the Sixth Amendment Center released a report exposing Utah’s long-standing, deep-rooted indigent defense deficiencies, including no state oversight, prosecutors in charge of some local indigent defense budgets, excessive defender caseloads, and a prevalence

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Delaware’s right to counsel deficiencies exposed

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedinGoogle+RedditTumblrPinterestPrintPleading the Sixth: In January 2011, then-Chief Justice Myron Steele sought to end Delaware’s undue judicial interference in the state’s conflict indigent defense services by transferring responsibility for the administration of the conflict panel from the court to the Office

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Podcast: A conversation about the 6AC report on the right to counsel in rural Nevada, Reclaiming Justice

emailTwitterFacebookLinkedinGoogle+RedditTumblrPinterestPrintToday, we recorded an 8-minute conversation with David Carroll, executive director with the Sixth Amendment Center, getting a little bit of the backstory on Reclaiming Justice, our report on the right to counsel in rural Nevada. Listen to the conversation here.

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