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32 McGeorge L. Rev. 533 (2000-2001)
The Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision: Parolee and Probationer Supervision Enters the Twenty-First Century

handle is hein.journals/mcglr32 and id is 543 raw text is: The Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision:
Parolee and Probationer Supervision Enters the Twenty-
First Century
James G. Gentry
Code Sections Affected
Penal Code §§ 11180, 11181 (new).
SB 2023 (Lewis); 2000 STAT. Ch. 658
Imagine that Ms. Jones is a stalking victim. 1 Her stalker was recently imprisoned
in Northern California. Still fearful, an instinct from deep within her tells her to flee,
to move away, and to put the traumatic events of this crime behind her. She has
family in Georgia, and is ready to start her life over. Ms. Jones is informed by the
local District Attorney's Stalking Victims Unit that there are a number of victims'
rights organizations, both public and private, where she can receive counseling and
help from others who are all too familiar with the feeling of helplessness she is
presently experiencing. Ms. Jones visits a counselor and discusses her desire to
move away, and live with family out-of-state. The counselor explains to Ms. Jones
that such a move could be a dangerous choice and may put her life in more jeopardy
than if she remained in California.2
The reason Ms. Jones is likely to be safer in California is because California law
enforcement officials know who she is, who her offender is, and where her offender
is.3 When her offender is released on parole, she has a legal right to be notified.4 Ms.
Jones can request that her offender be paroled more than 35 miles from her
residence or place of employment.5 Ms. Jones has a relationship with local police
agencies and the courts, where she can obtain a restraining order against her
offender and where the police, who know the judges, are not likely to question such
1.  Ms. Jones is a hypothetical person used to illustrate the current problem of tracking offenders
throughout the United States through local jurisdictions and numerous law enforcement agencies.
2.  Telephone Interview with Carole Tavema, Counselor, Sacramento District Attorney Stalking Victims
Unit (May 27, 2000) (notes on file with the McGeorge Law Review).
3.  Id.
4.  See CAL. PENAL CODE § 646.92 (West Supp. 2001) (providing that a stalking victim may request that
she be given notification when her offender's parole status changes, including when the offender has a change of
address, any relevant parole violations, and when the offender is to be released from parole).
5.  See CAL. PENAL CODE § 3003(h) (West Supp. 2001) (providing that a victim may request of parole
authorities that her offender not be paroled within 35 miles of her place of employment). Existing law already
provides that the victim may request that her offender not be paroled within 35 miles of her residence. Id.

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