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Shane Goranson is a damn yankee. He was born in New Hampshire to parents with public defender values (although no one really knew that’s what they were). When he was ten years old the family moved to South Carolina. He is a first generation lawyer who practices in Greenwood, South Carolina. Shane starting working in Greenwood four years ago and has quickly adjusted to life in a rural county. Shane is grateful for the training he has received thus far: “I am extremely fortunate to have been a part of Gideon’s Promise, the faculty is amazing, the participants are nothing short of inspirational.”

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On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principleswhich are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.  

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On March 2, 2017, NAPD released its Statement on Reducing Demand For Public Defense: Alternatives to Traditional Prosecution Can Reduce Defender Workload, Save Money, and Reduce RecidivismThere are more than 2 million people in jail and prison in the United States. This is a four-fold increase since 1980. This increase and the racial disproportionality among incarcerated people has led to alliances across the political spectrum to address the impact on people and on budgets.  As the new Coalition for Public Safety has put it, “Our country has an ‘overcriminalization’ problem and an ‘overincarceration’ problem — and it’s getting worse." NAPD authored this statement because there is a great opportunity to make transformative changes that can improve justice and save money.  A variety of organizations representing a wide spectrum of political views have joined together to end the systematic problem of overcriminalization and narrow the net of incarceration by reforming criminal codes.