Right to counsel - prisoners where warden requests counsel

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Legislation, Prisoners

Va. Stat. § 53.1-40 states that "[t]he judge of a circuit court in whose county or city a state correctional facility is located shall, on motion of the attorney for the Commonwealth for such county or city, when he is requested so to do by the superintendent or warden of a state correctional facility, appoint, for a period of no less than thirty days nor more than one year, one or more discreet and competent attorneys-at-law to counsel and assist indigent prisoners therein confined regarding any legal matter relating to their incarceration."

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes