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Article - Correctional Services


    (a)    If the victim made a written request to the Department for notification and maintains a current address on file with the Department or the victim or the victim’s representative filed a notification request form under § 11–104 of the Criminal Procedure Article, the Department shall notify the victim or the victim’s representative in writing that an inmate sentenced to the Division of Correction is being considered for a:

        (1)    commutation of sentence;

        (2)    pardon; or

        (3)    remission of sentence.

    (b)    (1)    The victim may submit to the Commission a victim impact statement and recommendation.

        (2)    The Commission shall make the victim impact statement and recommendation available for review by the inmate or the inmate’s representative subject to § 7–303(b) of this title.

    (c)    If a victim impact statement or recommendation is submitted under this section, the Commission shall consider the victim impact statement or recommendation.

    (d)    A victim may request a meeting with a commissioner.

    (e)    The Department shall notify promptly the victim or the victim’s designated representative of the Commission’s decision.

    (f)    The victim may designate in writing to the Department the name and address of a representative to receive notice for the victim.

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