Grants to Help Tennessee, Others With Indigent Defendants

Tennessee, Mississippi and Utah today were awarded $90,000 to assist jurisdictions in providing adequate representation to indigent defendants. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the awards as part of $6.7 million in grants to state and local criminal and civil legal services organizations that provide legal defense services for the poor. The grants from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) are part of the Justice Department’s efforts to improve indigent defense.