Board of Parole Hearings
Executive Board Meetings - Overview


The Board of Parole Hearings meets monthly in public to consider cases referred to the full board for review. Cases the board reviews at its monthly public meetings include parole suitability decisions referred by the board’s Chief Counsel due to an alleged error of law or fact, or to consider new information that may impact a hearing panel’s decision. The board also will review cases referred by the Governor and cases referred under California Penal Code section 1170. The Board may also consider requests for clemency and pardon for persons convicted of one or more felonies as well as proposed regulatory changes. In addition, presentations and training on a variety of parole-related issues is provided at the board’s monthly meetings. Public comment and participation occurs at the monthly meetings. The board usually meets on the third Monday and Tuesday of each month.