Jurisdiction The Parole Board gains jurisdiction of a case when a prisoner has served the minimum sentence, less any good time or disciplinary credits the prisoner may have earned. In most cases, the minimum sentence is set by the judge and the maximum sentence is set by statute.
The Parole Consideration Process The 10-member Parole Board is divided into three-member panels. Each case is assigned to a panel and the decision whether or not to grant parole is made by majority vote of that panel. The exception to this procedure is lifer cases.
Parole from Past to Present Parole is defined as a period of supervision and testing in the community prior to release from parole board jurisdiction.