In the Matter of Terrill Paul, unpublished opinion, App. Div. Docket No. A-3905-08T2 (July 26, 2010) – “Appellant Terrill Paul, who is subject to community supervision for life (CSL) pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6.4, appeals the final agency decision of the New Jersey State Parole Board requiring him to return to New Jersey from Georgia and to reside in New Jersey so that he can be subject to regular supervision by the Parole Board in New Jersey.
We remand to the Parole Board for the development of a full factual record and a clear articulation of the Parole Board’s reasons for requiring Paul’s physical presence in New Jersey in light of the disruption it would cause for him and his family, a mere four months before he can seek release from CSL…. [T]he record is unclear as to whether Paul’s move to Georgia took place before or after he knew he was subject to CSL. Nor is it clear whether that would make a significant difference under the circumstances of this case, inasmuch as we are reviewing an administrative decision of New Jersey’s Parole Board, rather than Georgia’s. Given the deference we owe administrative agencies, we are reluctant to reach the merits of this case on the basis of an incomplete record and without a full explanation of the Parole Board’s reasons, based upon the particular facts of this case, for declining to supervise Paul in Georgia instead of forcing him to live in New Jersey.”