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Borough Manager's report


Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported the following at the Borough Assembly’s November 2 meeting:

Municipalities across the state are seeing evidence of pressure on courts and prosecutors to reduce pre-trial incarceration. Other chiefs report bail amounts set at arraignment have been significantly reduced and prosecutors have been directed to seek lower bail amounts to lower bed days in the jails.

Presiding Judge Stephens has ordered the courts in our region to be closed for additional days to cut costs. This is expected to slow down trial dates and civil issues.

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