The Last Line of Defense

Public Defenders are facing soaring caseloads, and flatlining budgets. With 80% of all criminal defendants in the US unable to afford a lawyer, the system is at risk of collapse. In this episode of Vice on HBO, we traveled to one of the worst-hit states to see how overworked and underpaid public defenders are grinding the legal system to a halt.




Producer/Director, Alex Waterfield

Past Work
Latchkey Films