RAYMOND EDWARD DOZIER v. NEW JERSEY STATE PAROLE BOARD
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE
APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY
DOCKET NO. A-5344-05T55344-05T5
RAYMOND EDWARD DOZIER
a/k/a DRED SCOTT DOZIER,
NEW JERSEY STATE PAROLE
Submitted March 20, 2007 - Decided March 30, 2007
Before Judges Skillman and Lisa.
On appeal from New Jersey State Parole Board.
Raymond Edward Dozier, appellant, pro se.
Stuart Rabner, Attorney General, attorney for respondent (Patrick DeAlmeida, Assistant Attorney General, of counsel; Lisa A. Puglisi, Deputy Attorney General, on the brief).
Appellant, Raymond Dozier, who is serving consecutive life sentences for two murders, appeals from the Parole Board's refusal to consider his application for parole until he submits to a new in-depth psychological evaluation. Appellant argues that the Board should consider only information available at the time of his 1995 parole hearing in determining whether to grant him parole because the current proceeding before the Board is simply a continuation of his 1995 parole application. Appellant also argues that the Board has no right to require him to submit to a current in-depth psychological evaluation as a precondition of consideration of his application for parole. Appellant's arguments are clearly without merit. R. 2:11-3(e)(1)(E). The Parole Board properly determined that it should consider up-to-date information regarding appellant's eligibility for parole including a new in-depth psychological evaluation.
March 30, 2007