Media Pieces

NAPD submitted or supported the following published media pieces:

October 12, 2016: Article "Missouri Sets Execution Date" by Jim Suhr, ABC News 

September 7, 2016: Article "The Human Toll of America's Public Defender Crisis" by Oliver Laughland, The Gaurdian and The Marshall Project

September 5, 2016: Article "The Problem with Double Jeopardy" by Garrett Epps, The Atlantic

August 19, 2016: Christeson v. Roper Amicus Filing Press Release

July 21, 2016: NAPD Letter to the Editor by Stephen F. Hanlon, General Counsel and Mark Stephens, Steering Committee ChairLitigation Journal, Fall 2016

April 25, 2016: Op-Ed "Expanding the Role of Public Defenders" by Ernie Lewis and Alex Bassos (with support from AU) in the Huffington Post

March 6, 2016: NAPD 2016 Managers' & Supervisors' Leadership Institute Press Release

May 13, 2015: Fines and Fees Press Release and Fines and Fees Press Release with Pretrial Justice Institute

January 21, 2015: 
Reviled Clients and our Constitution by Tim Young and Sarah E. Tuberville in the Denver Post
The State of Colorado vs. James Holmes: Why the death penalty? by Xavier Amador in the Huffington Post

November 6, 2014: Article "Debtor's Prisons Entrench Proverty" by Janene McCabe in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


NAPD News

January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE
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January 17, 2018: The 2018 NAPD Investigators Conference and 2018 Social Workers & Sentencing Advocates Institute (March 26-29, 2018 in Denver, CO) are now at full capacity and closed for registration. A wait list is being developed.
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November 28, 2017: NAPD has uploaded videos of the presentations from the 2017 NAPD Workloads Conference in St. Louis (held November 17-18). Members can access these valuable presentations on MyGideon by logging into their NAPD account.
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April 16, 2017: 60 Minutes' Anderson Cooper features the Orleans Public Defenders and NAPD General Counsel in a substantive segment about public defenders' excessive workloads, pervasive injustice, and the obligation of defenders to resist the "conveyer belt" of mass-incarceration. You can watch the compelling segment HERE
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On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principles, which are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.