How a Lack of Access to Lawyers Sets the Poor Up for Failure

Does “equal justice for all” really describe the US legal system?

Many groups know that unfortunately, equality is simply not part of the reality of our criminal justice system. In this video, Attorney James Forman, Jr. explains how poor communities are suffering as a result of this injustice.

Find out about “Meet ’em and Plead ’em” lawyers, the long-term consequences of an unequal legal system, and other ways the cards are stacked against you if you’re not wealthy.

This information is also a helpful reminder of what it takes to change such a broken system – with hope that change is possible.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism



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