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November 8, 2013
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Parole falling behind in pre-sentence reports

Supreme Court Justice Jim Hardesty says Parole and Probation is so far behind in producing the reports judges need to sentence convicted felons, he worries those defendants’ constitutional rights are being violated. The comments came at the end of a lengthy discussion about the pre-sentence investigation reports and the approaching impact of a new law mandating those reports be produced on even tighter deadlines. P&P Chief Bernie Curtis told the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice that the new law was created to give defense lawyers a heads-up on what their client faces before sentencing so errors and omissions …

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