Acclaimed Documentary about Public Defenders Screening in Memphis

The Atlantic calls it “the most underfunded, overworked ‘army’ in American history.”

Meet the foot soldiers.

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“… with liberty and justice for all.”

It’s the final and defining line of the pledge we take as Americans. It’s at the heart of what public defenders across the country seek — justice for poor Americans faced with deprivation of liberty.

But the sheer volume of people in need of public defenders has skyrocketed in the past two decades, while funding for indigent defense has lagged far behind criminal justice spending for law enforcement, prosecution and incarceration. It’s little wonder the U.S. Attorney General has characterized public defense as being “in a state of crisis.”

Gideon’s Army is the award-winning documentary that follows three young public defenders fighting for their clients in the face of staggering caseloads.

We are proud to bring two screenings of “Gideon’s Army” to Memphis this spring.

 

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Studio on the Square

Screening and panel discussion

Tickets are $10 at the box office or you can buy them online by clicking here.

 

 

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University of Memphis School of Law

Screening and panel discussion

Free to the public and CLE will be available.  Details will be available soon on JustCity.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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