2009 California Penal Code - Section 11155-11158 :: Article 1.5. Reports Of Disposition Of Inmates

PENAL CODE
SECTION 11155-11158

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 3 1/8 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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