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February 7, 2014
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IFC OKs plan to cut presentence reports backlog

Lawmakers on Thursday approved shifting nearly $500,000 within the Parole and Probation budget to try to catch up on production of the Presentence Investigation Reports that 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. Holding five P&P officer positions vacant will free up enough cash this fiscal year to hire 21 PSI writers, Wright said. The current backlog, he said, is about 1,200 reports. He admitted it’s a temporary fix …

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