The report examines the type of defender programs used in the 21 States and how the programs are organized. State operating expenditures for criminal indigent services are presented in the aggregate and by program type. Staffing and caseload data also are presented for public defender, assigned counsel, and contract attorneys programs. Highlights include the following: the 21 States, accounting for 27 percent of the U.S. population, spent $662 million on indigent criminal defense services in 1999, more than double the total amount in 1982 in constant dollars. In 1999 State governments provided 90 percent or more of the funding for indigent criminal defense services in 21 States, an increase of 4 States since 1982.