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Senate Bill No. 1280

Public Act No. 05-68

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION OF THE OFFICE OF VICTIM SERVICES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION UPON THE RELEASE OF AN INMATE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 54-231 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2005):

The Department of Correction shall notify the Office of Victim Services whenever it schedules the release of an inmate from a correctional institution other than on a furlough, except a furlough that is granted for the purpose of reintegrating an inmate into the community and allows such inmate to serve the period immediately preceding such inmate's parole release or discharge date in the community. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, the Department of Correction may make available to the Office of Victim Services direct access to any records in its custody, including computerized criminal history record information, for the purpose of assisting said office to perform its duties regarding victim notification.

Approved June 2, 2005