by Geoff Dornan
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February 7, 2014
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State hiring writers to clear pre-sentence report backlog

Lawmakers last week approved shifting nearly a half-million dollars within the Parole and Probation budget to try and catch up on production of pre-sentence investigation reports judges use to determine a convicted defendant’s sentence. Public Safety Director Jim Wright told the Interim Finance Committee a variety of events over the past few years have left that staff unable to keep up with the demands, resulting, in some cases, in threats that P&P staff would be held in contempt by judges unhappy that they couldn’t get the reports in a timely fashion. Holding five P&P officer positions vacant will free up …

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