What is a Public Hearing?
There are two types of public hearings:
- Parole Hearing
- At a Parole Hearing, the Board determines whether the person is an appropriate candidate to be released on parole.
- Review of Parole Hearing
- At a Review of Parole Hearing, the Board decides whether the person who has been on parole but has not abided by the conditions of parole should be revoked and recommitted or whether that person can remain under parole supervision with additional conditions.
What is an Offender Review?
An offender review is conducted by a minimum of two board members at which time the person is interviewed on matters that assist the board in determining whether the person will be ready for parole when he or she becomes eligible. After an offender review, the two board members will either set the person for a parole hearing or defer the person for another review. Offender reviews are not open to the public.