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PBS NewsHour
Broken Justice
In 1997, Ricky Kidd was sentenced to life without parole for a double homicide he says he didn't commit. And he says his court-appointed lawyer is the reason. In the U.S. justice system, everyone has the right to an attorney, even if you can't afford one. But what happens when your lawyer is overworked, underfunded and unable to do their job? From the PBS NewsHour, a look inside Missouri's public defender system at a crisis point and what it means for serving justice in America.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 679 ratings
Ricky Kidd is an unbelievable person..!!!
Ohrid20 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/12/20
A really well done Podcast
I really appreciate the level of investigative journalism involved here. I found this Podcast to be well produced, educational, entertaining, and pertinent to the issues that our criminal justice system faces today. I think that reporting like this is the first step in bringing confidence back to...Read full review »
Jaredfchess via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/20
Unique In Podcast-Dom
Think about this. A first time podcaster, telling a real story where she is a major subject. All of the sound styling and superb storytelling of the Podcast luminaries pale compared to this writer, producer, subject’s admission that she was fooled for years by a father stranger than fiction. And...Read full review »
GeeDavie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/20
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