Luzerne County

Gideon Alert: updates in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

BY David Carroll on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 4:35 PM

WISCONSIN:  Wisconsin's right to counsel system should stand as a model to the rest of the country.  The state funds and administers indigent defense services through a statewide Public Defender System that largely meets the ABA Ten Principles.   However, the system has long had a "dirty little secret."