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Initia Lettau, Chief Attorney
Phone: 410-209-8600

Office of the Public Defender
Post Conviction Defenders Division 
217 E. Redwood Street, Suite 1020 
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-209-8600
Fax: 410-209-8691

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Post Conviction Defenders (PCD) Division

Our Mission Statement: Post Conviction Defenders Division (formerly Collateral Review Division) is dedicated to ensuring fairness in criminal convictions and protecting the integrity of our criminal justice system. PCD represents indigent inmates at post-conviction proceedings throughout the state of Maryland.

We celebrated our 40th anniversary as a division in 2015.

New Name - In 1975, Maryland's Office of the Public Defender created the Inmate Services Division to provide representation to indigent criminal defendants at post conviction proceedings throughout the state. In 1993, the division officially changed it's name to the Collateral Review Division. In September, 2015, the division again changed its name to the current name - Post Conviction Defenders Division.

Frequently Asked Questions

Maryland’s Uniform Post Conviction Procedure Act

How to File Your Own Post Conviction Petition

100 Attorneys - Pro Bono Initiative

Youth Resentencing Project

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