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Monday, October 22, 2007

Kofi Ries v. Department of Corrections

10-18-07 A-6484-05T2

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 30:1B-3 and N.J.S.A. 30:4-91.3, the
Commissioner of Corrections maintains authority over adult
offenders committed to state correctional institutions, even at
times when they are physically outside prison walls.
Consequently, the Department of Corrections was authorized to
discipline appellant, who tested positive for cocaine and
opiates upon his return to state prison after escaping from a
halfway house, for violating the Department's regulation *.204
prohibiting the use of controlled dangerous substances. See
N.J.A.C. 10A:4-4.1.