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State seeks to end coding errors that keep people locked up (access required)

  A simple typo or misinterpretation of a judge’s handwriting could cost the state of South Carolina thousands of dollars when an inmate is held longer than sentenced.  In 2019, the South Carolina Department of Corrections reported that errors in calculation of sentences cost the state $492,117 by holding inmates 7,549 days over their release date. In ...

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