Board Action Copies
Board Actions are the Parole Board's official decision to parole/deny parole or following a parole violation hearing. Board Actions are the Parole Board's only public document.
Length of Time
The initial parole and re-parole Board Actions generally take several weeks to process from the date of interview. Recommitment Board Actions (following parole violation hearings) generally take several weeks from the hearing or waiver date; however, depending upon the type of case, the final decision may take up to 12 weeks to process.
If either of these time periods have passed since the date of the inmate’s parole interview or recommitment hearing or waiver date, THE INMATE NEEDS TO CHECK DIRECTLY WITH HIS/HER INSTITUTIONAL PAROLE AGENT. The incarcerated individual needs to write an inmate request slip to the Department of Corrections' parole institutional staff to ask about the Board Action status. Inmates SHOULD NOT have a family member, friend or attorney contact the Parole Board directly to obtain a copy on his/her behalf. According to policy, the incarcerated individual must receive a copy of the final Board Action before it can be released to the general public, even if those requesting it are family members, loved ones or friends.
Copies for Family Members, Loved Ones, Friends and Attorneys
AFTER the inmate has received his/her Board Action, family members, loved ones, friends and attorneys who also wish to obtain a copy may use the CONTACT US icon at the bottom of this web page to submit your request.
When making the request, include this information about the incarcerated individual for verification purposes to obtain a Board Action:
• Institution Number
• Parole Number
• Inmate Name
• List the Board Actions needed by date
The MINIMUM (MIN) sentence date is NOT the parole release date. The MIN sentence date represents the minimum amount of time a person must be incarcerated under the Department of Correction’s (DOC) control. An inmate becomes ELIGIBLE for parole release after they have served their MIN sentence.
Parole release is not immediate when an incarcerated individual receives a decision granting parole. If the Board Action/Decision contains conditions that must be fulfilled before a person is released, he/she must complete them before any release processing will begin. The individual needs to work with his/her institutional parole agent to verify which requirements. The individual must also remain misconduct free. A person who receives a misconduct after a favorable Board Action may have that decision revoked. Any detainers or new charges may delay or invalidate a person's parole.
The Release Checklist includes:
- Crime Victims' Compensation Fund Payment
- DOC RRRI Certification
- Victim Awareness Class Completion (if applicable)
- DNA Sample (if there is a past or present felony conviction)
- Sex Offender's Law Registration (if required)
- Completed Programming (if noted)
- Department of Corrections' Executive Deputy Secretary Certification (CERT) (final review of a violent inmate's file. Must be done to verify all legal requirements for parole release have been met. Release orders may only be issued after the Executive Deputy Secretary has signed this certification.)
- Community Corrections Center (CCC) Bed Date
- Approved Home Plan
- Release Orders from the Parole Board
- Release Date from the Department of Corrections