This video documents the experience of a young man who is arrested for burglary and too poor to afford adequate legal representation.  Overhwhelmed by an unfamiliar system and unable to retain a private lawyer, the defendant, Elihue Mullins, reluctantly pleads guilty in order to reach a plea bargain.  ”The Defendant” questions whether justice can ever be achieved for the poor within the criminal justice system.

2005, 10 minutes

Keith Cook

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