VICTIMS RIGHTS DURING POST SENTENCINGTo take advantage of the following right, victims MUST inform the sheriff (if the defendant was jailed) or the Department of Corrections (if the defendant was sent to prison) that they want to be notified. Victims MUST also keep the Sheriff or the Department of Corrections informed of their current address.
Only Upon Request
Victims Have the Right to…
- Receive within 30 days of their request, notice of the earliest release date of the defendant from jail or prison.
- Be notified of the transfer or pending transfer of the defendant to a lesser security facility and the address of that facility.
- Be notified of the release or pending release of the defendant to a community residential program, extended furlough or transfer to community status.
- Be notified of a reduction of the defendant’s sentence as a result of "good time" credit.
- Be promptly notified of an escape by the defendant.
- Address or submit a written statement to the parole board or to a member of any panel having authority over the defendant’s release on parole.
- Be notified within 14 days of the decision of a parole review
- Be notified of any hearing regarding a reprieve, commutation or pardon of sentence by the Governor.