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Justice For All?

An in-depth investigation into the public defender system in Indiana.

The Sixth Amendment guarantees citizens the right to representation if accused of a crime. The constitutional protection is meant to ensure everyone gets a defense, regardless of their ability to pay.

Every day people face felony and misdemeanor charges in county courtrooms across Indiana. But, only a small number of them can afford to hire an attorney.

We assume someone will be there to represent us because the Constitution promises us that. But, some legal experts say the phrase “justice for all” may be more accurately described as justice for few.

Part One

Johnson County

Airs August 4 at 6 p.m. on WTIU

Part Two

Inadequate Representation

Airs August 11 at 6 p.m. on WTIU

Part Three

Statewide System?

Airs August 18 at 6 p.m. on WTIU

Premiere

Tune into WTIU on August 24 at 8 p.m. for the television premiere of Justice for All.

Tune into WFIU on August 24 at 6:30 p.m. for the radio premiere of Justice for All.

Live Discussion on WFIU

Tune into WFIU on August 11 at noon for a live show discussing the public defender system in Indiana.