State of Nebraska

BOARD OF PAROLE

Victim Rights

Victims as defined in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 29-119 shall have the following rights in connection with parole decisions and parole administration:
 

  • To examine information which is a matter of public record and collected by criminal justice agencies on individuals consisting of identifiable descriptions and notations of issuance of arrest warrants, arrests, detentions, indictments, charges by information, and other formal criminal charges. Such information shall include any disposition arising from such arrests, charges, sentencing, correctional supervision, and release, but shall not include intelligence or investigative information;

  • To be notified as provided in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 81-1850, to testify before the Board of Parole or submit a written statement for consideration by the Board, and to be notified of the decision of and any action taken by the Board; and

  • To submit a written statement for consideration at any conditional release proceedings, Board of Parole proceedings, pardon proceedings, or commutation proceedings. Conditional release proceeding means a proceeding convened pursuant to a Department of Correctional Services' decision to grant a furlough from incarceration for twenty-four hours or longer or a release into community-based programs, including educational release and work release.

  • The victim's address and telephone number maintained by the Board of Parole pursuant to subsection Neb. Rev. Stat. § 81-1850(1) shall be exempt from disclosure under public records laws and federal freedom of information laws, as such laws existed on January 1, 2004.

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions
 

  • Do I Have the Right to Attend a Parole Hearing?

    • Yes. Parole Hearings are open to the public, and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. You may also present information to the Board in the form of a written statement if you are unable to attend. Your statement will be deemed confidential at your request.
       

  • Do I Need to Notify Anyone of My Intentions to Attend a Parole Hearing?

    • No, but it would be helpful to contact the office of the Board of Parole at (402) 471-2156 and advise of your intentions.​
       

  • Where Will the Hearing be Held?

    •  Hearings are generally held at the institution where the inmate is housed. You can call the Parole Board Office at (402) 471-2156 or Click Here (LINK to Monthly Public Hearing Schedule) to find out the time and location of a scheduled Hearing.​
       

  • What Happens at a Parole Hearing?

    • The offender will be given a chance to speak with the Board about his or her progress throughout the prison term. If you wish to testify, your testimony will be heard at this time. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board will decide by majority vote whether or not to parole the offender.
       

  • Will the Offender be able to see me at the Hearing?

    • Yes, the offender will be able to see you; however, the staff at the institution where the hearing is being held will make sure the opposition and support are separated. Unwanted contact and communication is not permitted.​
       

  • Will I Know on the Day of the Hearing if the Offender is Paroled or not?

    • Yes, you will know at the close of the hearing what decision has been made.
       

  • If the Offender is Paroled, is there anything the Board can do to keep the Offender away from me?

    • Yes, there is. The Board can impose a special condition of parole which will require the offender to have no contact with the victim while on parole.