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Pre-sentence Investigation Reports

Pre-sentence Investigation Reports

The pre-sentence investigation report is the basic working document in judicial and correctional administration. This document, which is used as an aid to the judge in sentencing, contains information on the offense committed, an assessment of the offender's background, and sentencing recommendations.

In addition to its role in the sentencing process, the pre-sentence report aids in supervision efforts; assists the Institutional Division and State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in classification, institutional programming and release planning; furnishes the Pardons and Parole Division with information pertinent to parole consideration; and, serves as a source of information for research.