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.


JRJ Grant Application Packet - Deadline is June 30, 2021

OSPD Report of Activities and Expenditures July 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021

Mississippi Public Defender Task Force Final Report

The Right to Counsel in Mississippi Evaluation of Adult Felony Trial Level Indigent Defense Services

OSPD Annual Report FY 2020


This website works with Chrome, IE, and Firefox.
Mississippi OSPD
2018