Here is a fascinating article on a successful Georgia state program that was able to allow for decent legal representation for poor and indigent Georgia citizens. After being neglected and frequently railroaded for years, poor people finally got a chance to have decent legal representation, particularly in death penalty cases.
However, now that successful program is being dramatically underfunded for political reasons. The current Georgia governor is a strong death penalty advocate, and is playing political games with this program to increase convictions.
Ironically though, the current state of of under-representation for these defendants, due to reducing the program presents legal and constitutional challenges to getting convictions in the first place.
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