State of Injustice: How New York State Turns its Back on the Right to Counsel for the Poor

NYCLU Report Exposes NY’s Failure to Provide Public Defense to Poor in Violation of Constitution

September 17, 2014 — The New York Civil Liberties Union today released a report revealing grim new data regarding New York State’s abject failure to provide public defense services to poor people accused of crimes, a violation of the U.S. Constitution, state constitution and the laws of New York. The new report also features testimonials from New Yorkers across the state whose families, homes and livelihoods were devastated by the broken public defense system.
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