Section 15-23-79

Submission of victim's statement into prisoner's records.

(a) The victim shall have the right to be notified, upon written request, that he or she may submit a written statement, or recorded oral transcription, which shall be entered into the prisoner's Department of Corrections records. The statement shall be considered during any review for community status of the prisoner or prior to release of the prisoner.

(b) The victim shall have the right to be notified by the Board of Pardons and Paroles and allowed to be present and heard at a hearing when parole or pardon is considered pursuant to Section 15-22-36 et seq.

(Acts 1995, No. 95-583, p. 1234, §20.)