“… 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.
‘Gideon’s Army’ has been selected for the 15th Annual
We are excited to bring this compelling film to Memphis!
Studio on the Square
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Malco box office and will soon be available for purchase online.