PBS NewsHour

Relying on a public defender--and falling through the cracks

Clip: 11/07/2019 | 5m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

A new podcast from the NewsHour examines the public defender system in the United States — and the enormous gaps and problems that undermine its effectiveness. Amna Nawaz and producer Frank Carlson reported from Missouri for this five-part series, and they join Judy Woodruff to discuss the heartbreaking stories they heard and what the flawed system says about American criminal justice.

Aired: 11/07/19

Rating: NR

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