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Article - Correctional Services




§7–305.

    Each hearing examiner and commissioner determining whether an inmate is suitable for parole, and the Commission before entering into a predetermined parole release agreement, shall consider:

        (1)    the circumstances surrounding the crime;

        (2)    the physical, mental, and moral qualifications of the inmate;

        (3)    the progress of the inmate during confinement, including the academic progress of the inmate in the mandatory education program required under § 22–102 of the Education Article;

        (4)    a report on a drug or alcohol evaluation that has been conducted on the inmate, including any recommendations concerning the inmate’s amenability for treatment and the availability of an appropriate treatment program;

        (5)    whether there is reasonable probability that the inmate, if released on parole, will remain at liberty without violating the law;

        (6)    whether release of the inmate on parole is compatible with the welfare of society;

        (7)    an updated victim impact statement or recommendation prepared under § 7–801 of this title;

        (8)    any recommendation made by the sentencing judge at the time of sentencing;

        (9)    any information that is presented to a commissioner at a meeting with the victim;

        (10)    any testimony presented to the Commission by the victim or the victim’s designated representative under § 7–801 of this title; and

        (11)    compliance with the case plan developed under § 7–301.1 of this subtitle or § 3–601 of this article.