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Read about LA County Public Defender Ricardo García’s thoughts on the 56th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright in today’s op-ed in the Los Angeles Times....

The Los Angeles County Public Defender strongly supports Gov. Gavin Newsom’s moratorium on executions in California, a historic step for criminal justice reform in the state....

After reports of continued abuse, the LA County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a phased elimination of chemical spray in juvenile facilities by year’s end. The action came after testimony....

For the first time in the LA County Public Defender’s Office, two paralegals have been commended by the State Senate for their “exemplary record of contribution to the people of California.”...