The 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.
An attorney so appointed shall be paid as directed by the court from the criminal
fund reasonable compensation on an hourly basis and necessary expenses based upon
monthly reports to be furnished the court by him.
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