Which states are are violating the Sixth Amendment by providing inadequate indigent defense? The better question may be, which states aren't?
In states without bail reform, underpaying indigent defense just costs even more money to house people waiting for trial. But they'd rather fund jails than justice.
Good luck in your review, thanks for digging into this.
Wisconsin is attempting to change laws right now (in SB309 here; https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2023/proposals/sb309) so that people on supervision are automatically revocated when accused of a crime, and those who are preemptively incarcerated on revocation ARE DENIED ACCESS to counsel. Truly awful direction to be heading.
What is the legal definition of indigent, does it have a price tag? Do undocumented immigrants fall into the indigent category or is there a separate category for them?