Bill to Fix Michigan's Broken Indigent Defense System passes the House Judiciary Com.

Download this file (House Bill 5804.pdf)House Bill 5804

One of the major contributors to wrongful convictions is the substandard quality of court appointed defense counsel and the resources available to them. The Michigan Campaign for Justice was the primary mover behind the formation of the Michigan Advisory Commission for Indigent Defense which produced a report, which the Governor fully endorsed. 

Coming out of the report, House Bill 5804 passed House Judiciary Committee. It is now on House floor. We invite you to read the bill and call your Senator and House Representative and indicate your support of bringing the quality of our public defense up. No one can boast with any confidence about the quality of justice in Michigan when so little is invested in the defense of those who cannot pay for a lawyer themselves. For your convenience, here is contact information.


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