michigan campaign for justice http://michiganradio.org en Report calls Michigan's public defender "abysmal" http://michiganradio.org/post/report-calls-michigans-public-defender-abysmal <p>Michigan&rsquo;s system of providing lawyers for indigent defendants is so bad it amounts to a &ldquo;constitutional crisis.&rdquo;</p><p>The Michigan ACLU and the Michigan Campaign for Justice produced the report called <a href="http://www.aclumich.org/sites/default/files/file/pdf/FacesofFailingPublicDefense.PDF">&ldquo;Faces of Failing Public Defense Systems.&rdquo;</a></p><p>It profiles 13 men who spent time in prison, even though there was evidence of their innocence.</p> Wed, 18 May 2011 20:26:53 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 2556 at http://michiganradio.org