Georgia can't afford to defend capital murder case

posted Sep 9, 2009, 4:47 PM by James Clark   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff ]
Khan Dinh Phan sits in jail accused of a capital crime, but the state is unable to pay for his defense. This article by Bill Rankin of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution illustrates the dire funding crisis affecting the Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council and limiting the Council's ability to provide quality legal defense for everyone accused of a crime: