2002 Regular Session
To: Corrections; Appropriations
By: Senator(s) Smith
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE PAROLE BOARD TO MAINTAIN A CENTRAL REGISTRY OF PAROLEES; TO REQUIRE CERTAIN INFORMATION TO BE MAINTAINED IN THE REGISTRY; TO REQUIRE A PAROLEE TO NOTIFY PAROLE BOARD OF CHANGES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The Parole Board shall maintain a central registry of paroled inmates. The Parole Board shall place the following information on the registry: name, address, photograph, crime for which paroled, the date of the end of parole or flat time date and other information deemed necessary. The Parole Board shall immediately remove information on a parolee at the end of his parole or flat time date.
(2) When a person is placed on parole, the Parole Board shall inform the parole of the duty to report to the Parole Officer any change in address ten (10) days before changing address.
(3) The Parole Board shall utilize an internet website or other electronic means to release or publish the information.
(4) Records maintained on the registry shall be open to law enforcement agencies and the public.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2002.