2005 California Penal Code Sections 11155-11158 Article 1.5. Reports of Disposition of Inmates
11155. (a) As soon as placement of an inmate in any reentry or work furlough program is planned, but in no case less than 60 days prior to that placement, the Department of Corrections shall send written notice, if notice has been requested, to all of the following: (1) the chief of police of the city, if any, in which the inmate will reside, if known, or in which placement will be made, (2) the sheriff of the county in which the inmate will reside, if known, or in which placement will be made, and (3) the victim, if any, of the crime for which the inmate was convicted or the next of kin of the victim if the crime was a homicide, if the victim or the next of kin has submitted a request for notice with the department. Information regarding victims or next of kin requesting the notice, and the notice, shall be confidential and not available to the inmate. (b) In the event of an escape of an inmate from any facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections, the department shall immediately notify, by the most reasonable and expedient means available, the chief of police of the city, and the sheriff of the county, in which the inmate resided immediately prior to the inmate's arrest and conviction, and, if previously requested, to the victim, if any, of the crime for which the inmate was convicted, or to the next of kin of the victim if the crime was a homicide. If the inmate is recaptured, the department shall send written notice thereof to the persons designated in this subdivision within 30 days after regaining custody of the inmate. (c) Except as provided in subdivision (d), the Department of Corrections shall send the notices required by this section to the last address provided to the department by the requesting party. It is the responsibility of the requesting party to provide the department with a current address. (d) Whenever the department sends the notice required by this section to a victim, it shall do so by return-receipt mail. In the event the victim does not reside at the last address provided to the department, the department shall make a diligent, good faith effort to learn the whereabouts of the victim in order to comply with these notification requirements. 11156. The notice sent to the chief of police and county sheriff pursuant to Section 11155 shall include an actual glossy photograph no smaller than 3 1/8 x 31/8 inches in size, in conjunction with the Department of Justice, fingerprints of each inmate in the reentry or work furlough program. 11157. The victims may be notified of the opportunity to receive the notices provided by this article by means of adding a paragraph to the information contained on subpoena forms which are used in subpoenaing victims as material witnesses to any court proceedings resulting from the perpetration of the crime in which the victim was involved. 11158. As used in this article, "victim" means any person alleged or found, upon the record, to have sustained physical or financial injury to person or property as a direct result of the crime charged.
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