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901.4 Presentence investigation report confidential.

The presentence investigation report is confidential and the court shall provide safeguards to ensure its confidentiality, including but not limited to sealing the report, which may be opened only by further court order. At least three days prior to the date set for sentencing, the court shall serve all of the presentence investigation report upon the defendant's attorney and the attorney for the state, and the report shall remain confidential except upon court order. However, the court may conceal the identity of the person who provided confidential information. The report of a medical examination or psychological or psychiatric evaluation shall be made available to the attorney for the state and to the defendant upon request. The reports are part of the record but shall be sealed and opened only on order of the court. If the defendant is committed to the custody of the Iowa department of corrections and is not a class "A" felon, a copy of the presentence investigation report shall be forwarded to the director with the order of commitment by the clerk of the district court and to the board of parole at the time of commitment. The defendant or the defendant's attorney may file with the presentence investigation report, a denial or refutation of the allegations, or both, contained in the report. The denial or refutation shall be included in the report.

Section History: Early form

[C75, 77, § 789A.5; C79, 81, § 901.4]

Section History: Recent form

83 Acts, ch 38, § 3; 83 Acts, ch 96, § 124, 159, 160; 89 Acts, ch 279, § 7

Internal References

Referred to in § 216A.136

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