Office of the Post-Conviction Defender (OPCD) is located in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a state agency which provides representation to indigent death-row inmates in state collateral proceedings. OPCD is the statutorily designated
presumptive counsel for all capital post-conviction petitioners in Tennessee. In
addition, the office provides training, materials, and non-case-specific
consultation to assist public defenders and private counsel in
litigating death penalty cases.