Schedules and Notifications


Hearing Schedules

The hearing schedules identified below, include the date, time, location and whether the hearing will be conducted in-person or held by video conference. Schedules are updated on a weekly basis (every Thursday morning) to ensure the latest information is available.

Select a schedule:

Notifications

Weekly and monthly results can be located above.

Individual parole suitability hearing results may be found on the CDCR Inmate Locator link above.

Refer to VPASS regularly for updates on the status of visiting at each state institution.

Videoconference or In-person Hearings

All parole hearings are scheduled to be conducted by videoconference unless the board determines that an in-person hearing is necessary for the hearing panel to establish effective communication with the inmate. A videoconference hearing (“VC hearing”) is a hearing where the inmate communicates with the hearing panel by videoconference.  An in-person hearing (“IP hearing”) is a hearing where the inmate communicates with the hearing panel while physically present with the hearing panel, typically at an institution.

At all hearings, regardless of whether the hearing is a VC or IP hearing, the inmate’s attorney and interpreter, if needed, must be physically present with the inmate during the hearing unless an exception applies under California Code of Regulations, title 15, section 2057.

For other parole hearing participants, the manner by which they may attend and participate in the hearing depends on whether the hearing is a VC or IP hearing.  If the hearing is a VC hearing, victims, victims’ next of kin, victims’ family members, victims’ support persons, designated representatives, representatives of prosecuting agencies, and authorized observers may appear and participate in the hearing only by videoconference or telephone.  If the hearing is an IP hearing, victims, victims’ next of kin, victims’ family members, victims’ support persons, designated victim representatives, representatives of prosecuting agencies, and authorized observers also have the option of attending the hearing in person, in addition to by videoconference or telephone. 

If you are a victim, victim’s next of kin, victim’s family member, victim’s support person, or designated representative and want to attend a parole hearing, please notify the Office of Victim & Survivor Rights & Services (“OVSRS”) by e-mail at victimservices@cdcr.ca.gov or by telephone at 1-877-256-6877.  When notifying OVSRS of your intent to attend a hearing, please provide them with the manner by which you will participate (i.e. by videoconference, by telephone, or, if the hearing is an IP hearing, in person).

If you are a Deputy District Attorney or other representative of a prosecuting agency and want to attend a hearing, please notify the Board by e-mail to BPHLiferAnalyst@cdcr.ca.gov at least 10 working days prior to the date of the hearing and provide us with the manner by which you will participate (i.e. by videoconference, by telephone, or, if the hearing is an IP hearing, in person).

If the hearing is scheduled as an IP hearing, an inmate and/or their attorney may submit a written request to the Board that the hearing be scheduled as a VC hearing instead.  This request must include an explanation as to why an in-person hearing is not necessary for the panel to establish effective communication with the inmate.  If the request is approved by the Board, the hearing will be converted to be a VC hearing, and hearing participants may appear at and participate in the hearing by videoconference or telephone only, as described above.  Further, the hearing will no longer be designated as “IP” on the Board’s hearing calendar.