Types of Hearings

There are seven types of parole hearings, outlined below and provided by the Florida Commission on Offender Review.

Initial Interview: At this hearing, Parole will not be considered. The purpose of this hearing is to establish a Presumptive Parole Release Date (PPRD) and the Next Interview Date (NID). The Commission evaluates many factors in establishing the PPRD.

Request for Review: The purpose of this hearing is to consider every matter with which the inmate takes issue or exception (salient factor score; severity of offense behavior; aggravating or mitigating factors; etc.) regarding the establishment of his Presumptive Parole Release Date. Visitors will only be able to speak on the issues raised by the Request for Review

Subsequent Interview: The purpose of this hearing is to determine if any change should be made in the Presumptive Parole Release Date (PPRD) and establish the Next Interview Date (NID). The Commission can elect to make no change, reduce or extend the PPRD.

Effective Interview: The purpose of this hearing is to determine if the inmate will be granted parole. The Commission can elect to grant parole, extend the Presumptive Parole Release Date (PPRD) or decline to authorize parole (placing the PPRD in a suspended status).

Extraordinary Review: The purpose of this hearing is to review an order outlining the reasons for the Commission’s decision to decline to authorize parole. The Commission can elect to move the order to suspend the Presumptive Parole Release Date and schedule the Next Interview Date, grant parole or extend the Presumptive Parole Release Date.

Extraordinary Interview: When the Presumptive Parole Release date is in suspended status, the inmate receives an Extraordinary Interview. The purpose of this hearing is to determine if the inmate’s Presumptive Parole Release Date (PPRD) should be removed from a suspended status. The Commission can elect to make no change in the (PPRD) or establish an Effective Parole Release Date (EPRD) within the next two years.

Parole Supervision Review: The purpose of this hearing is to review the parolee’s progress while on parole. The Commission may elect to make no change or modify the reporting schedule and/or conditions of parole and schedule the next review date.

Additional Notes:

  • At the discretion of the Commission, the Next Interview Date (NID) can be scheduled based on original offenses and range from 2 to 7 years.
  • The Commission may recommend program participation during the Initial, Subsequent, Effective or Extraordinary interview process.
  • This Commission may mitigate for program participation, but mitigation is not mandated. Release from prison to parole is considered an act of grace, not a right, and shall not be done as a reward for current behavior. Per Florida Statute 947.18, “No person shall be placed on parole merely as a reward for good conduct or efficient performance of duties assigned in prison.”
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