J.I. v. New Jersey State Parole Board
Arbitrarily imposed Internet restrictions that are not tethered to promoting public safety, reducing recidivism, or fostering an offender’s reintegration into society are inconsistent with the administrative regime governing CSL offenders. The complete denial of access to the Internet implicates a liberty interest, which triggers due process concerns. After the imposition of the total ban for J.I.’s Internet violations, he should have been granted a hearing. The matter is remanded to the full Parole Board for a hearing in which it must determine whether the total computer and Internet ban serves any public-safety, rehabilitative, or other penological goal.