The Office of State Public Defender (OSPD) was created by SB 2563, becoming active on July 1, 2011. OSPD has three main divisions: Capital Defense Counsel Division, which tries and assists in death penalty trials and appeals throughout the State; the Indigent Appeals Division, which handles all felony indigent criminal appeals; and the Training Division, which is responsible for the training all of Mississippi's public defenders.

OSPD Right to Counsel in Mississippi Report (October 2013)

**NEW** 2014 JRJ Loan Repayment Program Information - Deadline June 30th!

Proposed 2014 changes to MPDA By-Laws


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Fall Public Defenders Conference -- Tunica, MS.

Office of State Public Defender
P.O. Box 3510
Jackson, MS 39207
601-576-4205 (fax)

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