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Rule 5120-2-17 | Administrative release of certain prisoners.


(A) As used in this rule, "administrative release," "parole," and "post-release control" have the same meanings as in section 2967.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) The director of the department of rehabilitation and correction may grant an administrative release 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) At least twenty years have passed since the date on which the prisoner escaped.

(C) Upon the granting of an administrative release pursuant to this rule, the bureau of sentence computation shall execute a certificate of administrative release evidencing termination of the department of rehabilitation and correction's jurisdiction over the prisoner's sentence and any accompanying period of parole or post-release control.

(D) An administrative release granted pursuant to this rule does not operate to restore any rights or privileges forfeited by conviction as provided in section 2961.01 of the Revised Code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 5145.24, 5120.01
Amplifies: 5145.24
Five Year Review Date: 7/19/2023