2006 Ohio Revised Code - 5149.07. Files and records; report on clemency actions; research.

§ 5149.07. Files and records; report on clemency actions; research.

The department of rehabilitation and correction shall maintain central files and records pertaining to the work of the adult parole authority, and shall coordinate the department's record-keeping with that of the adult parole authority. Additionally, the department shall not later than the first Monday of January of odd-numbered years prepare and submit to the governor for his approval and signature a written report showing each case of pardon, commutation, or reprieve granted during the preceding biennium, stating the name and crime of the convict or prisoner, the sentence, its date, and the date of the clemency action, together with the reasons listed therefor in the governor's clemency record. The report shall conform to the requirements of Section 11 of Article III, Ohio Constitution. 

The department shall conduct research relative to the functioning of clemency, probation, and parole as part of the adult corrections program in this state, which research shall be designed to yield information upon which the division of parole and community services, the department of rehabilitation and correction, the governor, and the general assembly can base policy decisions. 

HISTORY: 130 v PtII, 252 (Eff 3-18-65); 134 v H 494 (Eff 7-12-72); 140 v H 291. Eff 7-1-83.

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