(730 ILCS 105/35)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1685)
Victim impact statements.
(a) The Board shall receive and consider victim impact statements.
(b) Victim impact statements either oral, written, video-taped, tape recorded or made by other electronic means shall not be considered public
documents under provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
(c) The inmate or his attorney shall be informed of the existence of a
victim impact statement and its contents under provisions of Board rules.
This shall not be construed to permit disclosure to an inmate of any
information which might result in the risk of threats or physical harm to a
victim or complaining witness.
(d) The inmate shall be given the opportunity to answer a victim impact
statement, either orally or in writing.
(e) All written victim impact statements shall be part of the applicant's
or parolee's parole file.
(Source: P.A. 97-299, eff. 8-11-11.)