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Criminal – IFP Application – Halfway House Placement – Counsel Request (access required)

A Virginia inmate eligible for discretionary parole in September 2010, who seeks “halfway house” placement and has assets of only $1.01, is granted in forma pauperis status but denied appointment of counsel by a Fairfax Circuit Court. The constitutional requirement that a defendant in a criminal prosecution be afforded the assistance of counsel does not apply ...