(A) The director of rehabilitation and correction may grant an administrative release, as defined in section 2967.01 of the Revised Code, to a prisoner who escaped from a state correctional institution and whose whereabouts are unknown when both of the following apply:
(1) The ninetieth anniversary of the prisoner's birth has passed;
(2) A period of at least twenty years has passed since the date of the prisoner's escape.
(B) The director shall adopt rules pursuant to section 111.15 of the Revised Code for the granting of an administrative release under this section.
(C) An administrative release granted under this section does not operate to restore the rights and privileges forfeited by conviction as provided in section 2961.01 of the Revised Code.
(D) The authority to grant an administrative release that is contained in this section is independent of the administrative release provisions contained in section 2967.17 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 03-17-1998