Parole Suitability Hearing Results

Hearing Results

A parole suitability hearing is a hearing scheduled by the Board of Parole Hearings (Board) to determine if he or she should be released from prison. Below are results of the most recent hearings scheduled.

Hearing Results by Week:

Hearing Results by Month:

Recently scheduled parole suitability hearings may be found in link above.

Recently scheduled parole suitability hearing results and parole eligible date information may be found on the CDCR Inmate Locator link above.

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

Hearing Result Terminology

Grant – The person was found suitable and recommended to be released to parole. The decision is subject to review by the Board’s Legal Division and the Governor’s Office before becoming final.

Deny – The person 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 person was released pursuant to a court order or if the person 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 a person is suitable for parole, or (2) the length of a denial period (15, 10, 10, 7, 5, or 3 years) for a person 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 person waived his or her right to a hearing. A person 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 person 45 days prior to the hearing.

Stip – The person stipulated to being unsuitable and was denied parole without a parole hearing being held. A stipulation occurs when the board accepts a person’s offer to stipulate to their unsuitability for parole for a specified period (15, 10, 7,  5, or 3 years). If the board accepts a person’s offer to stipulate, it is considered a denial of parole for the stipulated period.