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Georgia Moves to Slash Public Defender’s Appellate Division

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We Need Your Voice: Georgia Moves to Slash Public Defender’s Appellate Division Georgians are constitutionally entitled to effective counsel in their trials and in their appeals, but that right will be undermined with the elimination of the one entity created to protect it: the Appellate Division of the Georgia Public Defender Council (GPDC). These lawyers […]

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Juneteenth 2020: We Have Work to Do

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Juneteenth 2020: We Have Work to Do Almost one hundred years after bombs burst over the “land of the free” on July 4, 1776, Union Major General Gordon Granger rode into Texas where 250,000 Africans were still enslaved and gave the order above. That day, June 19, 1865, went down in history as the moment […]

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GIP Statement on George Floyd

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GIP Statement on the Killing of George Floyd As we work to free Georgia’s wrongfully convicted, we are confronted daily with the implicit and explicit racial biases and racism embedded in our criminal legal system. While Black people account for only 13% of the US population, they account for about 40% of the nation’s prison […]