Who speaks at a parole hearing?
Victims may go to the hearing. Each victim or victims’ legal next of kin (if the victim is deceased) may designate two representatives and one support person to attend with them. Additionally, each family member attending may bring a support person. Representatives may speak at the hearing, but support people may not.
What does parole board hearing mean?
Definition of a Parole Hearing A parole hearing is a hearing to determine whether an inmate should be released from prison to parole supervision in the community for the remainder of the sentence. The hearing is conducted by a Hearing Examiner of the United States Parole Commission.
What do you wear to a parole hearing?
Anyone going in to testify at a parole hearing, regardless of which side they’re on, needs to wear clothing that’s considered business casual. No flamboyant colors should be worn at all; it’s important to remember that this is basically a court of law.
How is parole eligibility determined?
A criminal offender becomes eligible for parole according to the type of sentence received from the court. Unless the court has specified a minimum time for the offender to serve, or has imposed an “indeterminate” type of sentence, parole eligibility occurs upon completion of one-third of the term.
When do Parole Board hearings start in Kentucky?
All hearings begin at 8:30am local time unless otherwise noted. Victim hearings will be closed at the request of the victim. All institutions have procedures regarding parole board hearings and attendance.
Can a victim attend a parole board hearing?
Victim hearings will be closed at the request of the victim. All institutions have procedures regarding parole board hearings and attendance. Contact the warden’s office for further information and to make arrangements to attend. All other questions can be directed to the parole board at 502-564-3620
Who are the members of the Parole Board?
All board members, as well as additional support staff, are members of the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI) and continuously utilize resources through APAI as well as the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) to enhance knowledge and expertise with regards to criminal justice and the parole process.