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Gideon’s Army Screening

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Date:
February 28, 2016
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Room 2086

Organizer

American Constitution Society
Phone:
6622960424

Other

Your Name
Jacob Waldo
Your Email
jkwaldo@go.olemiss.edu
Your Phone
10-15
Expected Attendance
Students - All
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We will be watching the documentary Gideon’s Army. Refreshments will be served.

GIDEON’S ARMY follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point. Backed by mentor Jonathan “Rap” Rapping, a charismatic leader who heads the Southern Public Defender Training Center (now known as Gideon’s Promise) they struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads so common that even the most committed often give up in their first year. Nearly 50 years since the landmark Supreme Court ruling Gideon vs. Wainwright that established the right to counsel, can these courageous lawyers revolutionize the way America thinks about indigent defense and make “justice for all” a reality?