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234 Pa. Code Rule 707. Documents Transmitted to Prison.

Rule 707. Documents Transmitted to Prison.

 When a defendant is sentenced to a term of imprisonment of two years or more, a copy of each of the following shall be delivered to the person in charge of the correctional facility to which the defendant is committed at the time the defendant is delivered thereto:

   (1)  any available pre-sentence investigation report;

   (2)  any report by a state correctional diagnostic and classification center; and

   (3)  any medical, psychiatric, or social agency report used by the sentencing judge in imposing sentence or by a probation department or state correctional diagnostic and classification center in compiling a report to the sentencing judge.


   It is intended that the confidentiality of such reports remain as secure after they have been delivered pursuant to this rule as at any previous stage. Cf. Rule 703.

   See also 42 Pa.C.S. §  9764(b) that requires the court within 10 days of sentencing to provide specified information to the county correctional facility.

   Official Note

   Rule 1408 adopted July 23, 1973, effective 90 days hence; renumbered Rule 707 and amended March 1, 2000, effective April 1, 2001; Comment revised March 15, 2013, effective May 1, 2013.

   Committee Explanatory Reports:

   Final Report explaining the March 1, 2000 reorganization and renumbering of the rules published with the Court’s Order at 30 Pa.B. 1478 (March 18, 2000).

   Final Report explaining the March 15, 2013 revision of the Comment adding citations to the Sentencing Code published with the Court’s Order at 43 Pa.B. 1705 (March 30, 2013).


   The provisions of this Rule 707 amended March 15, 2013, effective May 1, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 1702. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (287563).

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