Taking Gideon's Pulse: An Assessment of the Right to Counsel in Hamilton County, Ohio

NLADA evaluated the provision of right to counsel services in Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati) at the request of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. This 2008 report found that poor people charged with crimes and facing a potential loss of liberty are not afforded the constitutional protections demanded by the U.S. Constitution, and that the solutions require statutory authority from the state legislature, funding beyond what the county can provide, and the cooperation of the courts, the prosecutors, law enforcement, and the private bar.

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 07/2008

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