12.08.02.05

.05 Attendance at an Open Parole Release Hearing.

A. Victim Attendance.

(1) The victim and the victim's companion have the right to attend an open parole release hearing and shall be admitted before a member of the general public.

(2) A victim shall provide the name, date of birth, address, and telephone number of the victim's companion when the written request for the open parole release hearing is made to the Commission.

(3) A victim under 18 years old has the right to attend an open parole release hearing, but shall be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or other person 18 years old or older who is considered to be the victim's companion under this regulation.

(4) The Commissioner, or the warden or superintendent of a local jail or detention center, shall be informed in writing of the name of the victim and the victim's companion at least 15 days before the open parole release hearing date.

B. Attendance by the General Public.

(1) A member of the general public shall make written application to the Commission in accordance with Regulation .06 of this chapter to attend an open parole release hearing.

(2) Applications shall be considered in the order that they are received, subject to available seating at the designated regional open hearing center, local jail, or detention center.

(3) The Chairman may consider the applications in some other order if the interest of the victim or the general public requires discretion.

(4) A member of the general public shall be at least 18 years old in order to attend an open parole release hearing.

C. Limitations on Attendance at Open Parole Release Hearings.

(1) The Chairman, after consultation with the Commissioner, shall establish the number of individuals who may attend an open parole release hearing at each regional open hearing center, in accordance with the physical limitations and security requirements of the center.

(2) The Chairman, after consultation with the warden or superintendent of a local jail or detention center, shall establish the number of individuals who may attend an open parole release hearing at each local jail or detention center, in accordance with the physical limitations and security requirements of the facility.