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Appellant pled guilty to felony shoplifting and was placed on supervised probation for four years. Three years later, the State filed a petition to revoke Appellant’s probation, alleging that she violated the conditions of her probation on two separate occasions. Appellant admitted to the allegations of the petition and was subsequently sentenced to not less than four nor more than six years’ incarceration. Thereafter, Appellant filed a motion for sentence reduction, arguing that her good behavior and rehabilitative progress while incarcerated warranted a reduction. The district court denied the motion. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Appellant’s productive behavior alone did not require the district court to grant her a sentence reduction; and (2) the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Appellant’s motion without describing information Appellant provided in support of her request for a reduction.