2967.121 Notice of early release of certain felons sent to prosecutor and court.

(A) Subject to division (D) of this section, at least two weeks before any convict who is serving a sentence for committing aggravated murder, murder, or a felony of the first, second, or third degree or who is serving a sentence of life imprisonment is released from confinement in any state correctional institution pursuant to a pardon, commutation of sentence, parole, or completed prison term, the adult parole authority shall provide notice of the release to the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the indictment of the convict was found. The

notice required by this division may be contained in a weekly list of all convicts who are serving a sentence for aggravated murder, murder, or a felony of the first, second, or third degree or are serving a sentence of life imprisonment and who are scheduled for release.

(B) Subject to division (D) of this section, if a convict who is serving a sentence for committing aggravated murder, murder, or a felony of the first, second, or third degree or who is serving a sentence of life imprisonment is released from confinement pursuant to a pardon, commutation of sentence, parole, or completed prison term, the adult parole authority shall send notice of the release to the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the indictment of the convict was filed. The notice required by this division shall be sent to the appropriate prosecuting attorney at the end of the month in which the convict is released and may be contained in a monthly list of all convicts who are released in that month and for whom this division requires a notice to be sent to that prosecuting attorney.

(C) The notices required by divisions (A) and (B) of this section shall contain all of the following:

(1) The name of the convict being released;

(2) The date of the convict's release;

(3) The offense for the violation of which the convict was convicted and incarcerated;

(4) The date of the convict's conviction pursuant to which the convict was incarcerated;

(5) The sentence imposed for that conviction;

(6) The length of any supervision that the convict will be under;

(7) The name, business address, and business phone number of the convict's supervising officer;

(8) The address at which the convict will reside.

(D)

(1) Divisions (A) , (B), and (C) of this section do not apply to the release from confinement of an offender if the offender is serving a prison term imposed under division (A)(3), (B)(1)(a), (b), or (c), (B)(2)(a), (b), or (c), or (B)(3)(a), (b), (c), or (d) of section 2971.03 of the Revised Code, if the court pursuant to section 2971.05 of the Revised Code modifies the requirement that the offender serve that entire term in a state correctional institution, and if the release from confinement is pursuant to that modification. In a case of that type, the court that modifies the requirement promptly shall provide written notice of the modification and the order that modifies the requirement or revises the modification to the offender, the department of rehabilitation and correction, the prosecuting attorney, and any state agency or political subdivision that is affected by the order.

(2) Divisions (A) , (B), and (C) of this section do not apply to the release from confinement of an offender if, upon admission to the state correctional institution, the offender has less than fourteen days to serve on the sentence.

Cite as R.C. § 2967.121

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.178, SB 160, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 03-23-2000; 01-02-2007; 2007 SB10 01-01-2008; 2008 HB130 04-07-2009