The Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) conducts parole consideration hearings, parole rescission hearings and parole progress hearings for adult inmates and parolees under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The duties of the BPH also include, but are not limited to, mentally disordered offender and sexually violent predator screenings and hearings, investigation of requests for pardons, reprieves and commutation of sentences and foreign prisoner transfer requests.
The Commissioners convene once a month to conduct a public business meeting. All are open to the public. Most are held in the BPH's Sacramento offices, although meetings are conducted occasionally in other locations. Any member of the public may comment on board related business at the meeting, although comments regarding specific cases are limited to those listed on the agenda. Comments regarding pending cases not on the agenda should be directed to the institution where the inmate is housed. Meeting agendas are published 10 days in advance of the hearings.
The mission of the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) is to protect and preserve public safety through the exercise of its statutory authorities and policies, while ensuring due process to all criminal offenders who come under the board's jurisdiction.
Board of Parole Hearings
Post Office Box 4036
Sacramento, CA 95812-4036