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One-Half Custody Status Point

One-Half Custody Status Point Problem – Interim Guidance*

On March 19, 2021, MSGC staff published a memo called "Worksheet Calculation Error – One-Half Custody Status Point." The March 19, 2021 memo described an error in sentencing worksheets' automatic calculation of criminal history scores that occurred whenever one-half custody status point was present and provided guidance on how to recalculate the correct number of total criminal history points in such situations.
On January 13, 2022, the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission rectified this problem by adopting interim guidance to address the handling of the half-point issue. In response, MSGC staff published a memo called "Half Custody Status Point Problem – Interim Guidance," dated January 15, 2022.
UPDATE: As of March 22, 2022, the Electronic Worksheet System (EWS) has been updated to address the half-point custody issue. EWS will now calculate the total criminal history score without including the half-point custody as per the Commissions guidance from January 13, 2022. Please contact MSGC with any questions on this calculation.
* April 11, 2022, the Court of Appeals adopted the reasoning of the Commission's interim guidance in State v. Beganovic, (Minn. Ct. App. 2022).  
 Links to these memos are below:
Staff Memorandum – Half Custody Status Point Problem – Interim Guidance (January 15, 2022)
Staff Memorandum – Worksheet Calculation Error (March 19, 2021)
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