Do you know that there are thousands of innocent people in jail, convicted of crimes they did not commit? And most of them are poor or otherwise disadvantaged and got shafted by the system.
The public defense system in this country is a joke. In many places, the attorneys have hundreds of clients they can’t possibly adequately represent. Many are pressured into taking plea bargains and those who don’t and go to trial and are *still* wrongly convicted, get it even worse.
It’s a broken system that needs serious fixing AND we must help and exonerate those already in the system who are actually innocent.
Nobody is served – justice is never served – by wrongly convicting an innocent person.