Basics of State Parole

  1. What is California state parole?

  2. I am incarcerated in a California state prison and preparing for release. Will I be required to serve a parole term after my release?

  3. When is the Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) vs. Parole assessment done?

  4. Preparing for Parole Consideration Hearings before the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH)

    1. Who has to go before the Board of Parole Hearings to be released from California state prison?

    2. Who can help me prepare for the Board of Parole hearings?

  5. SB 260 and SB 261

    1. What are SB 260 and SB 261?

    2. How can SB 260 and 261 help me?

  6. Proposition 57 (“Prop. 57”)

    1. What is Prop. 57?

    2. How can Prop. 57 help me?