12.08.02.07

.07 Admission to an Open Parole Release Hearing.

A. On the date of the open parole release hearing, the victim, the victim's companion, and preapproved members of the general public shall arrive at the designated regional open hearing center, or local jail or detention center, sufficiently in advance of the time set for the open parole release hearing to complete the required security procedures.

B. The victim, the victim's companion, and preapproved members of the general public shall conduct themselves in an orderly and responsible manner while entering the open parole release hearing area, observing the hearing, and leaving the hearing area.

C. An attendee shall comply with the normal procedures of the institution with respect to the admission of visitors, including, but not limited to:

(1) Submitting proper identification;

(2) Wearing proper attire;

(3) Consenting to be searched; and

(4) Complying with restrictions on the possession of contraband or other inappropriate items.

D. Failure to comply with all established procedures for visitors shall result in the denial of admission to the institution and the open parole release hearing by a representative of either the Commission, the Division of Correction, or the local jail or detention center.

E. After admission to the institution, all attendees shall remain in the waiting area designated by the institution until the inmate's case is called by the hearing official.

F. While in the institution proper or on any adjoining property, walkway, street, or parking lot an attendee shall act in an orderly and responsible manner that does not threaten the security of the institution.

G. Failure to act in an orderly and responsible manner, or failure to follow the reasonable instructions of institutional staff shall result in the denial of admission to the open parole release hearing by a representative of either the Commission, the Division of Correction, or the local jail or detention center.

H. Only the victim, the victim's companion, and preapproved members of the general public shall be admitted to the open parole release hearing.

I. A victim, victim's companion, or preapproved member of the general public may not send a substitute to the open parole release hearing unless the substitution is approved by the Chairman.