I worked for a short period of time in the State Penitentiary doing assessments of those who were committed. The assessments were used to determine the programming of the inmates more than for sentencing purposes, and were not necessarily considered to be psychological evaluations. They did provide a great deal of information, however, into the likelihood of the inmate committing serious crimes in the future. I believe that psychological evaluations are simply snapshots of how the person is functioning at that moment in time. Results can vary from one evaluation to the next, depending upon the instrument used and the evaluator performing the assessment. They should be taken into consideration with other information gathering tools when determining sentencing, but not used as the sole criteria.