Will constitutional victims’ rights lead to overcrowding in prisons and place an unnecessary impact on the correctional system?


The parole board should have all pertinent information when deciding if an inmate should be paroled, and this includes information from the victim. Requiring victims to be informed of parole hearings and allowing them to be present and heard will not create overcrowding. Victims should have a right to know if their perpetrator will be released due to possible safety concerns and have an opportunity to explain to the parole board why an inmate should or should not be released.