This document is intended to provide a brief overview of the rights of crime victims under Alaska's constitution and state statutes. The following discussion addresses the rights of crime victims and their families from the time charges are filed, through the trial, sentencing and post-conviction phases of the criminal justice process. Article I, section 24 of the Alaska Constitution sets forth a framework for how the victims of crime should be engaged in the criminal justice process. Crime victims must be:. The purpose of the office is to help victims of crime obtain the legal rights they have under Article 1, Section 24 of Alaska's Constitution and various Alaska state statutes with regard to their contacts with criminal justice agencies in this state. A victim of crime has the right to be informed about the Alaska Office of Victims' Rights during their first contact with law enforcement and the prosecution [AS
Woman Claims Abuse by Probation Officer
How "sex offender registration" works in California
This article discusses the availability of parole release reconsideration in indeterminate sentencing states. The first section of the article presents a background on the general constitutional requirements for parole release consideration. The second section presents our initial research findings on reconsideration after denial of parole release at the first hearing. The Robina Institute recently published a detailed, multi-state survey of parole releasing authorities.
Sex Offender Registry Frequently Asked Questions
The Texas Sex Offender Registration Program Chapter 62 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is a sex offender registration and public notification law designed to protect the public from sex offenders. This law requires adult and juvenile sex offenders to register with the local law enforcement authority of the city they reside in or, if the sex offender does not reside in a city, with the local law enforcement authority of the county they reside in. Registration involves the sex offender providing the local law enforcement authority with information that includes, but is not limited to, the sex offender's name and address, a color photograph, and the offense the offender was convicted of or adjudicated for. Registered sex offenders are required to periodically report to the local law enforcement authority to verify the accuracy of the registration information and to promptly report certain changes in the information as those changes occur.
After serving a year and two months for a probation violation, Landreaux Yantz should have been able to walk out of a New York state prison on June 26, But officials would not let him leave. Yantz had nowhere to go. In , he was convicted of rape in the third degree for having sex at age 26 with a year-old and was sentenced to six months in jail.