Public Defenders are the most overworked and under-funded people you can possible imagine. I admire them. Some handle thousands of cases a year. Some were only able to spend seven minutes preparing each case because of their immense workloads. It takes me that long to have a coffee and bagel in the morning.
John Oliver did an eye-opening investigative piece on how this system is broken and how justice is being compromised. Please watch:
We need to fund adequate defense.