8 CCR 1511-1-3.04 - Written Submissions to Parole Board

Current through Register Vol. 45, No. 6, March 25, 2022

A. Any interested person may submit written information concerning an application for Parole. Such information shall remain confidential.
B. Written Testimony from Victims
(1) Victims may send impact statements directly to the Parole Board or the Victim's Services Unit ("VSU"). Statements received by the VSU will be electronically attached to the Parole Board Hearing application program.
(2) A Victim may submit written information or oral testimony at a Hearing in accordance with § 24-4.1-301 through § 24-4.1-304 C.R.S.
(3) Any written or oral testimony from the Victim or a representative shall remain confidential. Victim identity and input shall be protected from display on the parole board action form or any Parole Hearing report that may become a part of an Inmate record. [§ 17-22.5-404(2)(b) C.R.S.]
(4) Any written testimony received from a Victim regarding an Inmate who is scheduled for a Parole Application Interview shall be given to the Board or the release Hearing officer conducting the Hearing or provided via the CDoC's electronic offender portal.
(5) If the Victim is registered with the VSU, he or she shall file the testimony with the VSU through the offender portal.
(6) If the Victim is not registered with the VSU, he or she shall file the testimony with the Board. Written testimony shall be submitted at least 30 days prior to the published Hearing date if possible. The information or testimony shall be given the appropriate consideration in the Board's decision making process. [§ 17-22.5-404(4)(a)(1); § 17-2-214 , C.R.S.]
C. Offender Support
(1) Individuals who wish to demonstrate support of the Offender may submit letters to that effect. § 17-22.5-404(4)(a)(IX), C.R.S.
(2) Support Letters submitted by those in support of Offender's Release shall be sent to the appropriate case manager or community parole officer ("CPO"). A copy of the letter will be kept in the Offender's working file. The case manager or CPO will scan the letters into the computer system for review by the Board. Case managers or CPO's will present the letters to the Board at the Hearing.


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