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244.053 NOTICE OF RELEASE OF CERTAIN OFFENDERS.
    Subdivision 1. Notice of impending release. At least 60 days before the release of any
inmate convicted of an offense requiring registration under section 243.166, the commissioner of
corrections shall send written notice of the impending release to the sheriff of the county and the
police chief of the city in which the inmate will reside or in which placement will be made in
a work release program. The sheriff of the county where the offender was convicted also shall
be notified of the inmate's impending release.
    Subd. 2. Additional notice. The same notice shall be sent to the following persons
concerning a specific inmate convicted of an offense requiring registration under section 243.166:
(1) the victim of the crime for which the inmate was convicted or a deceased victim's next of
kin if the victim or deceased victim's next of kin requests the notice in writing;
(2) any witnesses who testified against the inmate in any court proceedings involving the
offense, if the witness requests the notice in writing; and
(3) any person specified in writing by the prosecuting attorney.
The notice sent to victims under clause (1) must inform the person that the person has the
right to request and receive information about the offender authorized for disclosure under the
community notification provisions of section 244.052.
If the victim or witness is under the age of 16, the notice required by this section shall be sent
to the parents or legal guardian of the child. The commissioner shall send the notices required
by this provision to the last address provided to the commissioner by the requesting party. The
requesting party shall furnish the commissioner with a current address. Information regarding
witnesses requesting the notice, information regarding any other person specified in writing by
the prosecuting attorney to receive the notice, and the notice are private data on individuals, as
defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, and are not available to the inmate.
The notice to victims provided under this subdivision does not limit the victim's right to
request notice of release under section 611A.06.
    Subd. 3. No extension of release date. The existence of the notice requirements contained in
this section shall in no event require an extension of the release date.
History: 1996 c 408 art 5 s 5