New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4-123.45 - Short Title, Definitions Relative To Parole.

30:4-123.45 Short title, definitions relative to parole.

1. a. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Parole Act of 1979."

b.In this act, unless a different meaning is plainly required:

(1)"Adult inmate" means any person sentenced as an adult to a term of incarceration.

(2)"Juvenile inmate" means any person under commitment as a juvenile delinquent pursuant to section 25 of P.L.1982, c.77 (C.2A:4A-44).

(3)"Parole release date" means that date certified by a member of the board for release of an inmate after a review of the inmate's case pursuant to section 11, 13 or 14 of this act.

(4)"Primary parole eligibility date" means that date established for parole eligibility for adult inmates pursuant to section 7 or 20 of this act.

(5)"Public notice" shall consist of lists including names of all inmates being considered for parole, the county from which he was committed and the crime for which he was incarcerated. At least 30 days prior to parole consideration such lists shall be forwarded to the prosecutor's office of each county, the sentencing court, the office of the Attorney General, any other criminal justice agencies whose information and comment may be relevant, and news organizations.

(6)Removal for "cause" means such substantial cause as is plainly sufficient under the law and sound public policy touching upon qualifications appropriate to a member of the parole board or the administration of said board such that the public interest precludes the member's continuance in office. Such cause includes, but is not limited to, misconduct in office, incapacity, inefficiency and nonfeasance.

(7)"Commission" means the Juvenile Justice Commission established pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1995, c.284 (C.52:17B-170).

(8)"Parole officer" means, with respect to an adult inmate, an officer assigned by the Chairman of the State Parole Board or his designee and, with respect to a juvenile inmate, a person assigned by the commission.

L.1979,c.441,s.1; amended 1985, c.44, s.1; 1991, c.91, s.318; 1995, c.280, s.34; 2001, c.79, s.2.

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