Parole suitability hearing results may be found on the CDCR Inmate Locator
Hearing Result Terminology
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.