Describes the indigent defense system for each state and the District of Columbia, including information on administration, methods of operation, and funding. It provides both direct and intergovernmental indigent defense expenditures of state governments for fiscal years 2008 through 2012, and presents some local government expenditures aggregated at the state level. The report uses administrative data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Government Finance Survey and available data from state government budget and appropriation documents. This is a companion report to State Government Indigent Defense Expenditures, FY 2008–2012 - Updated.
The statute numbers and code references in the Texas section under local administration were incorrect. An official from Harris County, Texas, emailed the correct references, and the document was updated.