A total of 1,099 records (7 percent) had not been validated within 5 years. The majority of those records were flagged as belonging to individuals who were incarcerated.
TxGANG currently allows the validation process to be suspended for an individual’s sentencing period rather than the actual time incarcerated. Because the Department does not
require Agencies to validate a record to confirm that an individual remains incarcerated, those records are not being reviewed for the entire duration of an individual’s sentencing period.
As part of the validation process, federal regulations also require an Agency to document (1) the date the review was performed, (2) the name of the reviewer conducting the validation,
and (3) an explanation of the decision (or conclusion) to retain a record. However, that information is not always required.
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