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Durham Officials Take Steps To Correct Paperwork Problems

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DURHAM — Abroken paper trailwill no longer prevent convicted criminals from serving their time in the Durham County Jail.

Some criminals who tried to turn themselves in at the jail have been turned away because of paperwork delays often caused by the probation department. It was decided on Tuesday that the court clerk's office will be allowed to handle that paperwork.

A computer will also be installed so jail intake workers will have access to court documents.

In addition, the policy that allowed criminals to get credit for time served even when they were not behind bars will no longer be tolerated.