The Board of Parole Hearings (board) conducts parole suitability hearings and nonviolent offender parole reviews for adult inmates under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The duties of the board also include:
The board’s workforce includes 15 commissioners, appointed by the Governor and subject to senate confirmation, deputy commissioners, forensic clinical psychologists, investigators, and administrative and legal staff.
The board’s commissioners meet once a month to conduct an executive board meeting that is open to the public. Most are held at the board’s Sacramento office, although meetings may occasionally be conducted in other locations. Any member of the public may comment on board-related business at an executive board meeting, although comments regarding specific cases are limited to those listed on the meeting agenda. Comments regarding pending cases not on the agenda should be directed to the institution where the inmate is housed. Meeting agendas are published at least 10 days in advance of the executive board meeting.
The mission of the Board of Parole Hearings is to protect and preserve public safety 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