About CDCR: Divisions and Boards
The Board of Parole Hearings (BPH)
Parole Hearing Schedule
The Parole Hearing Schedules identified below includes the date, time and location of a prisoner's upcoming life parole consideration hearing currently on calendar for the given month. Current Schedules are updated on a weekly basis to ensure the latest information is available. A prior month Parole Hearing Schedule can be found in the appropriate year link.
Click a link below to access a schedule:
Click a link below to access previous year schedules:
Within approximately 30 days upon completion of a prisoner's hearing before the Board, a stenographic record (transcript) of the hearing will be available upon request. Click on our link Request for Parole Suitability Hearing Transcript to learn more about how to obtain a verbatim copy of the hearing proceedings.
Received Hearing Notification
If you already received notification of a prisoner's upcoming hearing pursuant to Penal Code Section 3043(a)(1), access the Parole Hearing Schedule to determine if the hearing is on schedule before the Board of Parole Hearings (Board). Locate the month in which the hearing is scheduled, scroll to the location of the institution and look for the prisoner's last name. If notification of the scheduled hearing was received and the prisoner's hearing date is found on the current Parole Hearing Schedule, the hearing is confirmed to go forward as scheduled. If the prisoner's name is not listed on the current Parole Hearing Schedule, the prisoner's hearing was removed from the hearing calendar and the prisoner will not have a hearing.
There may be several reasons the hearing was removed from the Parole Hearing Schedule. Some of these reasons may include a prisoner waiver, where the prisoner gives up their hearing rights; a stipulation, which occurs when a prisoner admits they are not currently ready for parole consideration; or, a postponement, where the hearing is postponed by the Board due to panel unavailability; the absence or untimeliness of required notices, documents, reports, or required prisoner accommodations; or exigent circumstances such as illness of attending parties, natural disasters or institutional emergencies. Additionally, the prisoner can request a postponement to resolve matters related to the prisoner's parole consideration. The Board will only grant postponements requested by prisoners to resolve matters related to parole consideration where the prisoner shows good cause for postponement.
Did Not Receive Notification
A victim of any crime committed by the prisoner, the next of kin of the victim if the victim has died, and members of the victim's family has a right to participate in the parole consideration hearing process. The victim may also designate two representatives to appear, personally or by counsel, at the hearing. This includes the prisoner's commitment crimes, determinate term commitment crimes for which the prisoner has paroled and any other felony crimes or crimes against the person for which the prisoner was convicted. Those individuals who did not receive notice of an upcoming parole consideration hearing may participate in the hearing process by completing a Request for Victims Notification for future notification of hearings. The Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services will be able to assist those to register for notification of future hearing notices and learn how to submit written documentation to be read into the record at the current scheduled hearing. The victims and their representatives may also attend the current scheduled hearing to observe, participate and/or give a statement if a reasonable time still exists to make those arrangements with the facility. Contact the Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services to learn more about attendance at the hearing.
Contacting the Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services
The Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services will provide information regarding attendance at parole consideration hearings or notification concerning future hearings. They may be reached during normal business hours at their toll-free telephone number 1-877-256-OVSS (6877) or by Email, or at their mailing address:
Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
Additionally, if you are a victim of a crime and would like to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes please register with California Information and Notification Everyday (CA VINE). The CA VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and receive notification of custody status changes. The CA VINE toll-free number is 1-877-411-5588.
Board of Parole Hearings
Overview of the Board of Parole Hearings
Executive Board Meetings
Life Parole Consideration and Other Hearings
- Lifer Parole Process
- Board Process Definitions
- Parole Hearing Schedule
- Request for Parole Suitability Hearing Transcript
Regulations and Proposed Development
Policies and Directives
Youth Offender Parole Hearing (SB 260)
- SB 260 Fact Sheet (bullet point explanation of the bill)
- SB 260 Flowchart: How to Determine Whether an Inmate Qualifies as a Youth Offender under PC 3051
- SB 260 Eligibility Reconsideration Form
- October 2013 Training for Commissioners (Public) on Senate Bill 260
- December 2013 Training for Commissioners (Public) on Youth Offender Characteristics for consideration under PC 3051 and 4801
- AD 2013-07 GUIDANCE ON ASSESSING THE GROWTH AND MATURITY OF YOUTH OFFENDERS AT PAROLE SUITABILITY HEARINGS
- Parole Suitability Hearings for Youth Offenders (2014)