12.08.02.09

.09 Postponement of an Open Parole Release Hearing by the Commission.

A. The Commission may postpone, suspend, or cancel an open parole release hearing because of unforeseen or emergency circumstances, including, but not limited to:

(1) Sudden illness of the hearing official;

(2) Impassable roads;

(3) Mechanical failure of vehicles; and

(4) Riot or other disturbance within the institution.

B. The victim, the victim's companion, preapproved members of the general public, the Division of Correction, the local jail or detention center, and the inmate shall be informed as soon as practicable that the open parole release hearing has been postponed, suspended, or cancelled.

C. An open hearing that is postponed, suspended, or cancelled under this regulation shall be rescheduled as soon as practicable as an open parole release hearing.

D. If possible, written notification of the rescheduled hearing date, time, and place shall be provided to the victim, the victim's companion, preapproved members of the general public, the Division of Correction, the local jail or detention center, and the inmate. If the written notification is not possible, notification by telephone or other means may be used.