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


July 1, 2017: NAPD announces Save the Date for 2017 Workloads Institute, to be held at SLU Law School (St. Louis, MO) on November 10-11, 2017. More information coming soon!
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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.