Parole suitability hearing results are posted the first working day following each hearing week. Youth offender hearings and elderly parole hearings are parole suitability hearings and are included in the posted results, but they are not separately identified.
Within approximately 30 days upon completion of an inmate’s hearing before the Board of Parole Hearings, a 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 copy of the hearing transcript.
INITIAL - Initial Parole Suitability Hearing
An initial parole suitability hearing is an inmate’s first parole suitability hearing.
SUB - Subsequent Parole Suitability Hearing
A subsequent parole consideration hearing is any parole suitability hearing held after an inmate’s first parole suitability hearing.
Grant – The inmate was found suitable for parole and, therefore, was granted parole.
Deny – The inmate was not found suitable and, therefore, was denied parole.
Continue- The hearing was started, but could not be completed for some reason. It will be scheduled for completion at a future date.
Cancelled – The parole hearing was cancelled. A parole-hearing is cancelled when there is no need for the hearing to go forward and it does not need to be rescheduled. For example, a hearing will be cancelled if the inmate was released pursuant to a court order or if the inmate dies. In these situations, the hearing is not "continued" or "postponed" because the hearing will not be rescheduled.
Split – The parole hearing resulted in a split decision. A split decision occurs when the members of a two-person parole hearing panel do not agree on (1) whether an inmate is suitable for parole, or (2) the length of a denial period (15, 10, 10, 7, 5, or 3 years) for an inmate who is unsuitable for parole.
Postpone – The hearing was postponed. The board may postpone a hearing on its own motion, at the request of an inmate, or for exigent circumstances. Sometimes postponements are requested days or weeks before the scheduled hearing date, but postponements may also occur on the day of a hearing.
Waive – The inmate waived his or her right to a hearing. An inmate may waive his or her right to a parole hearing for any reason for a period of one to five years as long as the request is submitted at least 45 calendar days prior to the hearing. A request to waive a hearing submitted less than 45 days before a hearing will be denied unless good cause is shown and the reasons for the waiver were not and could not reasonably have been known to the inmate 45 days prior to the hearing.
Stip – The inmate stipulated to being unsuitable and was denied parole without a parole hearing being held. A stipulation occurs when the board accepts an inmate’s offer to stipulate to his or her unsuitability for parole for a specified period (15, 10, 7, 5, or 3 years). If the board accepts an inmate’s offer to stipulate, it is considered a denial of parole for the stipulated period.
Board of Parole Hearings
Post Office Box 4036
Sacramento, CA 95812-4036