Knox County Public Defender's Office

WUOT, Matt Shafer Powell

In Part Two of WUOT's original series "Justice For All", Matt Shafer Powell takes us to the Knox County Community Law Office on Liberty Street in Knoxville.  It's the home of nearly two dozen public defense attorneys who are assigned to handle criminal cases for defendants who can't afford an attorney on their own.  But as we discover, the nationally-known organization offers much more than legal representation; it offers a chance for its clients to improve their lives.

WUOT, Matt Shafer Powell

If you’ve ever watched a cop show on TV, you’re probably familiar with the line in the Miranda Warning that guarantees an attorney for those defendants who can’t afford one.