J.K. v. NJ State Parole Bd.

In 2015, J.K. filed a petition with the New Jersey Parole Board seeking to change his residency from New Jersey to Poland, while remaining under the supervision of the Board. The Board requested an updated transfer application that included certifications/affidavits of the parties who intended to provide J.K. with a residence and who intended to offer him employment. The Board requested that J.K. explain how his supervision could be maintained in “such areas as reporting, change of residence, change of employment, counseling, urine monitoring, notification of an arrest and travel outside of Poland.” The Board also asked for an English translation of any documents written in Polish. J.K. refused to provide the material, and the Board denied J.K.’s petition. The Appellate Division affirmed. The New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the denial of J.K.’s application was not arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable. The Court found that J.K’s submission to the Parole Board was inadequate to secure the relief sought.

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