District Attorney John Morganelli, who was made aware of this problem this morning, fired off this email to Executive Brown.
JohnDirector of Administration Luis Campos came down to the DA's office, and offered to help stamp envelopes.
I was just informed that due to your decisions not to replace people in the printing department, the District Attorney’s Office is without sufficient envelopes with the proper return address information to mail thousands of notices to criminal defendants and victims for the upcoming criminal court.
With the retirement of John Nisi, there is no one to perform his printing duties. Our plain white envelopes were ordered by him who printed the District Attorney Office required information on the return address part of the envelope to comply with postal regulations. My staff is literally trying to hand stamp thousands of individual blank envelopes to attempt to meet our obligations. We have no ability to individually hand stamp envelopes, and then place each in a typewriter to add the required language not contained on the stamp. This is going to crash the criminal justice system in Northampton County and result in public harm. Quite frankly, this is unprecedented and unacceptable. I cannot stand by and watch you create a mess here. I have informed President Judge Baratta and he is prepared to issue a court order at my request ordering your administration to supply us with our needs immediately.