2971.06 Violation of condition of modification or conditional release or upon likelihood of additional offense.

If an 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, pursuant to section 2971.05 of the Revised Code, the court modifies the requirement that the offender serve the entire prison term in a state correctional institution or places the offender on conditional release, and if, at any time after the offender has been released from serving the term in an institution, the department of rehabilitation and correction or the prosecuting attorney learns or obtains information indicating that the offender has violated a term or condition of the modification or conditional release or believes there is a substantial likelihood that the offender has committed or is about to commit a sexually violent offense, all of the following apply:

(A) The department or the prosecuting attorney may contact a peace officer, parole officer, or probation officer and request the officer to take the offender into custody. If the department contacts a peace officer, parole officer, or probation officer and requests that the offender be taken into custody, the department shall notify the prosecuting attorney that it made the request and shall provide the reasons for which it made the request. Upon receipt of a request that an offender be taken into custody, a peace officer, parole officer, or probation officer shall take the offender in question into custody and promptly shall notify the department and the prosecuting attorney, in writing, that the offender was taken into custody. After the offender has been taken into custody, the department or the prosecuting attorney shall notify the court of the violation or the belief that there is a substantial likelihood that the offender has committed or is about to commit a sexually violent offense, and the prosecuting attorney may request that the court, pursuant to section 2971.05 of the Revised Code, revise the modification. An offender may be held in custody under this provision for no longer than thirty days, pending a determination pursuant to section 2971.05 of the Revised Code of whether the modification of the requirement that the offender serve the entire prison term in a state correctional institution should be revised. If the court fails to make a determination under that section regarding the prosecuting attorney's request within thirty days after the offender was taken into custody, the offender shall be released from custody and shall be subject to the same terms and conditions as existed under the then-existing modification of the requirement that the offender serve the entire prison term in a state correctional institution, provided that if the act that resulted in the offender being taken into custody under this division is a criminal offense and if the offender is arrested for that act, the offender may be retained in custody in accordance with the applicable law.

(B) If the offender is not taken into custody pursuant to division (A) of this section, the department or the prosecuting attorney shall notify the court of the known or suspected violation or of the belief that there is a substantial likelihood that the offender has committed or is about to commit a sexually violent offense. If the department provides the notification to the court, it also shall notify the prosecuting attorney that it provided the notification and shall provide the reasons for which it provided the notification. The prosecuting attorney may request that the court, pursuant to section 2971.05 of the Revised Code, revise the modification.

Cite as R.C. § 2971.06

History. Effective Date: 01-01-1997; 01-02-2007; 2007 SB10 01-01-2008