2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2C - THE NEW JERSEY CODE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Section 2C:47-5 - Parole
a.Any offender committed to confinement under the terms of this chapter shall become eligible for parole consideration upon referral to the State Parole Board of the offender's case by a special classification review board appointed by the commissioner. The referral shall be based on the determination by the special classification review board that the offender has achieved a satisfactory level of progress in sex offender treatment. The offender shall be released on parole unless the State Parole Board determines that the information supplied in the report filed pursuant to section 10 of P.L.1979, c.441 (C. 30:4-123.54) or developed or produced at a hearing held pursuant to section 11 of P.L.1979, c.441 (C.30:4-123.55) indicates by a preponderance of the evidence that the offender has failed to cooperate in his or her own rehabilitation or that there is a reasonable expectation that the offender will violate conditions of parole imposed pursuant to section 15 of P.L.1979, c.441 (C.30:4-123.59) if released on parole at that time.
b.(Deleted by amendment, P.L.1998, c.73.)
c.Any offender paroled pursuant to this section shall be subject to the provisions of Title 30 of the Revised Statutes governing parole and the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.
d.When an offender confined under the terms of this chapter has not been paroled in accordance with subsection a. of this section and is scheduled for release, not less than 90 days prior to the date of the offender's scheduled release the Chief Executive Officer shall:
(1)Notify the Attorney General and the prosecutor of the county from which the offender was committed of the scheduled release;
(2)Provide the Attorney General and the county prosecutor with the officer's opinion as to whether the offender may be "in need of involuntary commitment" within the meaning of section 2 of P.L. 1987, c. 116 (C. 30:4-27.2) and as to whether the person may be a "sexually violent predator" within the meaning of section 3 of P.L.1998, c.71 (C.30:4-27.26); and
(3) Without regard to classification as confidential pursuant to regulations of the State Parole Board or the Department of Corrections, provide the Attorney General and county prosecutor with all reports, records and assessments relevant to determining whether the offender is "in need of involuntary commitment" and whether the person is a "sexually violent predator." All information received shall be deemed confidential and shall be disclosed only as provided in section 4 of P.L.1994, c.134 (C.30:4-82.4).
e.Upon receipt of the notice, advice and information required by subsection d. of this section, the Attorney General or county prosecutor shall proceed as provided in section 4 of P.L.1994,c.134 (C.30:4-82.4) or section 5 of P.L.1998, c.71 (C.30:4-27.28), as appropriate.
f.(Deleted by amendment, P.L.1998, c.71).
L.1978, c.95; amended 1994, c.134, s.3; 1997, c.60, s.2; 1998, c.71, s.16; 1998, c.73, s.1.
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