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N.J.S.A. 30:4-91.8

a. Whenever an inmate who has been convicted of murder; manslaughter; vehicular homicide; aggravated sexual assault; sexual assault; aggravated assault; aggravated criminal sexual contact; robbery; kidnapping pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:13-1; endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual conduct which would impair or debauch the morals of the child pursuant to subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:24-4; endangering the welfare of a child pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:24-4; luring or enticing pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1993, c. 291 (C.2C:13-6); or any crime of the first or second degree involving serious bodily injury is subject to a review by an Institutional Classification Committee which may result in participation in any residential community release program, the Department of Corrections shall provide written notice of that review in accordance with the provisions of subsection b. of this section.

b. (1) Upon the scheduling of a review subject to the notification requirement of this section, the Department of Corrections shall so notify the prosecutor of the county in which the inmate was convicted or, if the matter was prosecuted by the Attorney General, the Attorney General.

Upon receipt of such notice, the county prosecutor or Attorney General, as the case may be, shall have 10 working days in which to submit comments. If the county prosecutor or Attorney General does not provide comments within those 10 working days, the Department of Corrections may presume that the prosecutor or Attorney General, as the case may be, does not wish to submit any comments on the matter. The notice shall include the inmate's name, identifying factors and offense history.

(2) Immediately upon receipt of such notice, the county prosecutor or Attorney General in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection shall notify the Office of Victim and Witness Advocacy of the county in which the inmate was convicted and that office shall use any reasonable means available to it to give notice within 10 working days to the victim of the crime or the victim's nearest relative if the crime resulted in death.

The notice required under this paragraph shall be given only if a request for such notification has been made by the victim or the victim's nearest relative, as the case may be, to the county prosecutor or Attorney General, as the case may be, at the time the inmate was sentenced.

Upon receipt of such notice, the victim or the victim's nearest relative, as the case may be, shall have 10 working days in which to submit comments. If the victim or the victim's nearest relative, as the case may be, does not provide comments within those 10 working days, the Department of Corrections may presume that the victim or victim's nearest relative, as the case may be, does not wish to submit any comments on the matter.

(3) Any comments provided pursuant to paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the Department of Corrections.

Comments submitted pursuant to this subsection shall be deemed confidential and shall not be disclosed to any person who is not authorized to receive or review them.

c. Whenever the Department of Corrections receives comments from a prosecutor or the Attorney General, as the case may be, or from a victim or a victim's nearest relative, as the case may be, concerning the participation of an inmate in accordance with this act, it shall give all due consideration to the information contained in those comments when considering the participation of that inmate.

d. The Commissioner of Corrections, in accordance with the provisions of the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c. 410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), may promulgate rules and regulations to effectuate the provisions of this act.