12.08.02.08

.08 Notification to Inmate.

A. A parole-eligible inmate who is incarcerated for a violent crime may be subject to an open parole release hearing if the victim of the crime for which the inmate is being heard for parole complies with Regulation .03 of this chapter.

B. Upon the Commission's determination that the inmate's parole release hearing will be open to the general public, the inmate shall be notified of the open parole release hearing in writing at least 60 days before the open parole release hearing date.

C. An inmate's request for the postponement of the open parole release hearing shall be for good cause and be submitted in writing to the Commission at least 30 days before the open parole release hearing date unless the need for the postponement could not be anticipated in a timely manner.

D. An inmate may not request a postponement of the open parole release hearing for the sole reason that the parole release hearing is open to the general public.

E. If the inmate's request for a postponement is granted, it shall be for an indefinite period of time and a new date for the open parole release hearing shall be set only when the inmate submits a written request for a parole release hearing to the Commission.

F. When a postponement of the open parole release hearing is granted in advance of the hearing, the Chairman shall notify the Division of Correction, the local jail or detention center, the victim, the victim's companion, and preapproved members of the general public that the open parole release hearing has been postponed. When possible, the notification of the postponement shall be made in writing and at least 15 days before the open parole release hearing date.

G. When a new parole release hearing date is set, the hearing shall be open to the victim, the victim's companion, and members of the general public who were previously approved to attend the parole release hearing.

H. Once the postponed open parole release hearing is rescheduled by the Commission, written notification shall be provided to the Division of Correction, local jail or detention center, the victim, the victim's companion, preapproved members of the general public, and the inmate in accordance with Regulations .04, .06, and .08 of this chapter.