TITLE 15. Crime Prevention And Corrections

DIVISION 2. BOARD OF PRISON TERMS

CHAPTER 1. GENERAL
ARTICLE 1. RULES OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEFINITIONS
s 2000. Rules of Construction and Definitions.

ARTICLE 2. PERSONNEL
s 2005. Conflict of Interest Code.

ARTICLE 3. POLICY MAKING PROCEDURES
s 2015. Board Meetings.

s 2016. Adoption of Policy and Procedures: The Board Rules.

s 2017. Administrative Directive.

ARTICLE 4. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
s 2025. Regulations.

s 2026. Summary of the Administrative Procedure Act.

s 2027. Public Participation in Rulemaking.

s 2028. Public Comment in Individual Cases.

s 2029. Victims, Next of Kin, and Immediate Family Members at Hearings.

s 2029.1. Visitors and Observers at Hearings.

s 2030. Prosecutor Participation.

s 2031. Media Representatives at Hearings.

s 2032. Television and Radio Coverage of Parole Hearings.

ARTICLE 5. INDIVIDUAL CASE DECISIONS
s 2040. Lifer Decisions, Public Threat.

s 2041. Review of Proposed Decisions.

s 2042. Review Criteria.

s 2043. Final Date of Decisions.

s 2044. En Banc Referral.

ARTICLE 6. APPEALS
s 2050. General.

s 2051. Grounds.

s 2052. Filing an Appeal.

s 2053. Department Appeals Coordinator.

s 2054. Board Appeals Unit.

s 2055. Attorney Determination Appeals.

s 2056. Expedited Appeals.

s 2057. Disabled Persons.

ARTICLE 7. MULTIJURISDICTION REGULATIONS
s 2071. Application of BPT Rules to Multijurisdiction Prisoners and Parolees.

s 2072. Determination of Multijurisdiction Status.

s 2073. Grievances for Multijurisdiction Prisoners and Parolees: General.

s 2074. Grievance Coordinator.

s 2075. Time Limits on Appeal: Refiling.

ARTICLE 8. INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT
s 2080. General.

s 2081. Collection of Information.

s 2082. O.I.P. Notice.

s 2083. Maintenance of Information.

s 2084. Access to Records.

s 2086. Amendment of Records.

s 2087. Disclosure of Information.

s 2088. Accounting for Disclosures.

CHAPTER 2. TERM DECISIONS
ARTICLE 1. SENTENCE REVIEW
s 2100. General.

s 2101. Information Considered.

s 2102. Scheduling Disparate Sentence Review.

s 2103. Preliminary Screening.

s 2104. Initial Review.

s 2105. Final Review and Recommendations.

s 2106. Criteria for Review.

s 2107. Notice.

ARTICLE 2. BOARD REVIEW OF DEPARTMENT DENIAL OF GOOD TIME CREDIT
s 2120. General.

s 2121. Board Review.

s 2122. Review of Request.

s 2123. Hearing Ordered.

ARTICLE 3. RETROACTIVE SENTENCING PROCEDURES
s 2145. General.

s 2146. Method.

s 2147. Categories.

s 2148. Single Crime.

s 2149. Two or More Crimes, All Concurrent.

s 2150. Two or More Crimes, Consecutive Sentences for Crimes Not Committed in Prison.

s 2151. Two or More Crimes, Consecutive Sentences for Crimes Committed in Prison or While Subject to Reimprisonment for Escape.

s 2152. Combinations of Concurrent and Consecutive Crimes.

s 2153. Enhancements.

s 2154. Enhancements for Prior Prison Terms.

s 2155. Personal Use of a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon.

s 2156. Armed with a Firearm.

s 2157. Use of a Firearm.

s 2158. Great Bodily Injury.

s 2159. Limitations on Enhancements.

s 2160. Special Problems.

s 2161. Record the Results.

s 2161.1. Change in Legal Status.

s 2162. First Serious Offender Screening.

s 2163. Second Serious Offender Screening.

s 2164. Board Review of Serious Offenders.

s 2165. Serious Offender Hearings.

s 2166. Offense Chart.

s 2167. Enhancement Chart.

ARTICLE 4. MULTIJURISDICTION REGULATIONS
s 2180. CRB Review of Department Denial of Good Time Credit.

s 2181. Retroactive Sentencing of Multijurisdiction Prisoners.

ARTICLE 5. MENTALLY DISORDERED SEX OFFENDER TERM FIXING
s 2185. General.

s 2186. Method.

s 2187. Single Crime.

s 2188. Multiple Crimes.

s 2189. Enhancements.

s 2190. Enhancements for Prior Prison Terms.

s 2191. Personal Use of a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon.

s 2192. Armed with a Firearm.

s 2193. Use of a Firearm.

s 2194. Great Bodily Injury.

s 2195. Limitations on Enhancements.

s 2196. Special Problems.

s 2197. Record the Results.

s 2198. Offense Chart.

s 2199. Enhancement Chart.

CHAPTER 3. PAROLE RELEASE
ARTICLE 1. GENERAL
s 2230. General.

ARTICLE 2. INFORMATION CONSIDERED
s 2232. General.

s 2233. Documents Considered.

s 2234. Testimony.

s 2235. Confidential Information.

s 2236. Prisoner's Version.

s 2237. Resolving Factual Disputes.

s 2238. Insufficient Information.

s 2239. Battered Woman Syndrome.

ARTICLE 3. PRISONER RIGHTS
s 2245. General.

s 2246. Notice.

s 2247. Disclosure.

s 2249. Prisoner Presentation of Documents.

s 2250. Impartial Hearing Panel.

s 2251. Assistance.

s 2251.5. Americans with Disabilities Act.

s 2251.6. Filing a Grievance.

s 2251.7. Processing a Grievance.

s 2252. Department Representative.

s 2253. Postponements, Continuances, and Stipulations of Unsuitability.

s 2254. Record of Hearing.

s 2255. Written Statement of Decision.

s 2256. Attorney.

ARTICLE 4. PAROLE CONSIDERATION PROCEDURES FOR LIFE PRISONERS AND NONLIFE 1168 PRISONERS
s 2265. General.

s 2266. Information Considered.

s 2267. Recommendation Hearing.

s 2268. Initial Parole Hearing.

s 2269. Progress Hearing.

s 2269.1. Documentation Hearings.

s 2270. Subsequent Parole Hearing.

s 2271. Parole Consideration for Nonlife 1168 Prisoners.

s 2272. Hearings for Prisoners with New Criminal or Disciplinary Charges Pending.

s 2273. Hearings for Prisoners with Changes in Legal Status.

s 2274. Adult Authority Parole Dates.

ARTICLE 5. PAROLE CONSIDERATION CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR LIFE PRISONERS
s 2280. General.

s 2281. Determination of Suitability.

s 2282. Base Term.

s 2283. Circumstances in Aggravation of the Base Term.

s 2284. Circumstances in Mitigation of the Base Term.

s 2285. Additional Term for the Use of a Firearm.

s 2286. Additional Terms for Other Offenses.

s 2287. Circumstances in Aggravation of the Additional Term for Other Crimes.

s 2288. Circumstances in Mitigation of the Additional Term for Other Crimes.

s 2289. Fixing a Parole Date: Computation.

s 2290. Postconviction Credit.

s 2291. New Crimes.

s 2292. Retroactivity.

ARTICLE 6. PAROLE CONSIDERATION PROCEDURES FOR ISL PRISONERS
s 2300. General.

s 2301. Information Considered.

s 2302. Panel Composition.

s 2303. Prisoner Rights.

s 2304. Initial Parole Hearing.

s 2305. Progress Hearing.

s 2306. Subsequent Parole Hearing.

s 2307. Hearing for Prisoners with New Criminal or Disciplinary Charges Pending.

s 2308. Hearings for Prisoners with Changes in Legal Status.

s 2309. Hearings for Prisoners with Confirmed 1170.2 Release Dates.

s 2310. Hearings for Prisoners Serving ISL and DSL Terms.

ARTICLE 7. PAROLE CONSIDERATION CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR ISL PRISONERS
s 2315. General.

s 2316. Unsuitability Criteria.

s 2317. Fixing a Parole Date: Criteria.

s 2318. Fixing a Parole Date: Procedure.

s 2319. Definitions.

s 2320. Base Period of Confinement.

s 2321. Adjustment: General.

s 2322. Adjustments for Preconviction Factors.

s 2323. Adjustments for Commitment Factors.

s 2324. Adjustments for Postconviction Factors.

s 2325. Weapons.

s 2326. Criminal Charges Not Resulting in a Prison Sentence.

s 2327. Fixing a Parole Date: Computation.

s 2328. New Commitments.

s 2329. Suggested Base Ranges.

ARTICLE 8. PREPRISON CREDIT
s 2340. General.

s 2341. Types of Preprison Credit.

s 2342. Application of Preprison Custody Credit to ISL, Nonlife 1168 and Life Prisoner Parole Dates.

s 2343. Application of Preprison Credit to ISL Sentence.

s 2344. Application of Preprison Credit to DSL Release Date Calculated Under Penal Code Section 1170.2.

s 2345. Excess Credit.

ARTICLE 9. RELEASE
s 2355. General.

s 2356. Notification of Notice and Conditions of Parole.

s 2357. Release to Holds of Other Jurisdictions.

s 2358. Release Upon Approved Parole Plan (RUAPP).

s 2359. Parole Date Advancement.

ARTICLE 10. MULTIJURISDICTION REGULATIONS
s 2365. Hearing Rights: General.

s 2366. Multijurisdiction Prisoners Located in California: Rights.

s 2367. Multijurisdiction Prisoners Located Outside California: Rights.

s 2368. Prehearing Procedures.

s 2369. Documentation Hearing.

s 2370. Initial Parole Hearing: Prisoner Rights.

s 2371. Progress Hearing: Prisoner Rights.

s 2372. Subsequent Parole Hearing: Prisoner Rights.

s 2373. Nonlife 1168 and ISL Prisoners: Parole Consideration Hearing Rights.

ARTICLE 11. PAROLE CONSIDERATION CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR MURDERS COMMITTED ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 8, 1978, AND SPECIFIED ATTEMPTED MURDERS
s 2400. Scope of Article.

s 2401. General.

s 2402. Determination of Suitability.

s 2403. Base Term.

s 2404. Circumstances in Aggravation of the Base Term.

s 2405. Circumstances in Mitigation of the Base Term.

s 2406. Adjustment for Weapons, Great Loss and Prior Prison Terms.

s 2407. Adjustments for Other Offenses.

s 2408. Circumstances in Aggravation of the Adjustment for Other Crimes.

s 2409. Circumstances in Mitigation of the Adjustment for Other Crimes.

s 2410. Postconviction Credit.

s 2411. Fixing a Parole Date.

ARTICLE 12. PAROLE CONSIDERATION CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR HABITUAL OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO LIFE TERMS UNDER PENAL CODE SECTION 667.7
s 2420. Scope of Article.

s 2421. General.

s 2422. Determination of Suitability.

s 2423. Base Term.

s 2424. Circumstances in Aggravation of the Base Term.

s 2425. Circumstances in Mitigation of Base Term.

s 2426. Adjustment for Weapons, Great Loss, Great Bodily Injury and Prior Prison Terms.

s 2427. Adjustments for Other Offenses.

s 2428. Circumstances in Aggravation and Mitigation of the Adjustment for Other Crimes.

s 2429. Postconviction Credit.

s 2429.1. Fixing a Parole Date.

ARTICLE 13. PAROLE CONSIDERATION CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR SEX OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO LIFE TERMS UNDER PENAL CODE SECTION 667.51
s 2430. Scope of Article.

s 2431. General.

s 2432. Determination of Suitability.

s 2433. Base Term.

s 2434. Circumstances in Aggravation of the Base Term.

s 2435. Circumstances in Mitigation of the Base Term.

s 2436. Adjustment for Weapons, Great Loss, Great Bodily Injury and Prior Prison Terms.

s 2437. Adjustments for Other Offenses.

s 2438. Circumstances in Aggravation and Mitigation of the Adjustment for Other Crimes.

s 2439. Postconviction Credit.

s 2439.1. Fixing a Parole Date.

CHAPTER 4. POSTPONEMENT OR RESCISSION OF RELEASE
ARTICLE 1. INITIATING PROCEEDINGS
s 2450. General.

s 2451. Reportable Information.

s 2452. Procedure for Reporting.

s 2453. Pre-Rescission Hearings.

s 2454. Scheduling Rescission Hearings.

ARTICLE 2. HEARING PROCEDURES
s 2465. Prisoner Rights.

s 2466. Pre-Hearing Procedures.

s 2467. Hearing Procedures.

s 2468. Procedures After Dismissal or Not Guilty.

s 2469. Procedures After Postponement.

s 2470. Procedures After Rescission.

s 2471. Appeals.

s 2472. Pre-1948 Credits.

ARTICLE 3. MULTI-JURISDICTION REGULATIONS
s 2479. General.

s 2480. Pre-Rescission Hearing Procedures.

s 2481. Rescission Hearing Procedures.

s 2482. Prisoner Rights.

s 2483. Postponement Review Hearing (Section 2469).

s 2484. Postponement Review Hearing: Prisoner's Rights.

s 2485. Rescission Rehearing: Prisoner Rights.

CHAPTER 5. PAROLE SUPERVISION
ARTICLE 1. LENGTH AND CONDITIONS OF PAROLE
s 2510. Definitions and General.

s 2511. Notice and Conditions of Parole.

s 2512. General Conditions of Parole.

s 2513. Special, Mandatory Special, and Additional Special Conditions of Parole.

s 2513.1. Special Conditions of Parole for Sex Offenders Undergoing Chemical Treatment.

s 2513.2. Hearings for Sex Offenders Undergoing Chemical Treatment.

s 2514. Waiver of Parole.

s 2515. Length of Parole.

ARTICLE 2. RECONSIDERATION OF LENGTH AND CONDITIONS OF PAROLE
s 2525. General.

s 2526. Procedure.

s 2528. Right of Appeal.

ARTICLE 3. DISCHARGE
s 2535. Discharge Review.

s 2536. Early Discharge.

s 2537. Statutory Discharge.

ARTICLE 4. MULTIJURISDICTIONAL REGULATIONS
s 2545. Conditions of Parole.

s 2546. Reconsideration of Length and Conditions of Parole.

s 2547. Filing the Request for Reconsideration.

s 2548. Submitting the Request.

s 2549. Right to Appeal.

ARTICLE 5. MENTALLY DISORDERED OFFENDER CERTIFICATION AND HEARING PROCEDURES
s 2570. Terminology.

s 2571. Criteria for Certification as Mentally Disordered Offender.

s 2572. Certification.

s 2573. Board of Prison Terms' Review of Certifications.

s 2574. Notification to Prisoner/Parolee.

s 2575. Prisoner's Options Following Notification of Special Condition of Parole.

s 2576. Certification Hearing.

s 2577. Mental Health Treatment Program.

s 2578. Placement Hearings.

s 2579. Parole Violations.

s 2580. Discharge Review and Annual Review Hearings

CHAPTER 6. PAROLE REVOCATION
ARTICLE 1. PAROLE HOLD POLICY
s 2600. General.

s 2600.1. Sexually Violent Predator Screening, Holds, and Probable Cause Hearing.

s 2601. Criteria for Placement of a Parole Hold.

s 2602. Factors Considered.

s 2603. Review of a Parole Hold.

s 2604. Reasons for Parole Hold.

s 2605. Transfer to Prison.

s 2606. Length of Parole Hold.

ARTICLE 2. PAROLE VIOLATIONS AND REPORTS
s 2615. General.

s 2616. Reportable Information.

s 2616.1. Reportable Information for Sex Offenders Undergoing Chemical Treatment.

s 2617. Investigation.

s 2618. Parole Violation Report.

s 2619. Supplemental Parole Violation Reports.

s 2620. Recommendations.

ARTICLE 3. REVOCATION PROCEDURES
s 2635. General.

s 2635.1. Revocation Period.

s 2636. P&CSD Review.

s 2637. Central Office Calendar.

s 2638. P&CSD Hearing Coordinator.

s 2639. Central Office Hearing Coordinator.

s 2640. Time Limits.

s 2641. Waiver of Hearing.

s 2642. Prehearing Procedures.

s 2643. Parolee Rights.

s 2644. Prerevocation Proceedings.

s 2645. Hearing Procedures: Revocation.

s 2646. Disposition.

s 2646.1. Violations and Length of Confinement.

s 2647. Time in Custody.

s 2647.1. Time in Custody Psychiatric Treatment.

s 2648. Posthearing Procedures.

s 2649. Revoked Parolees with New Commitments.

ARTICLE 4. EVIDENCE
s 2665. General.

s 2666. Documentary Evidence.

s 2667. Physical Evidence.

s 2668. Witnesses.

ARTICLE 5. SUBPOENAS
s 2675. General.

s 2676. Request for Subpoena.

s 2677. Criteria for Issuance.

s 2678. Service.

s 2679. Witness Obligation to Comply.

s 2680. Quashing.

s 2681. Decision.

s 2682. Appeals.

ARTICLE 6. ATTORNEY DETERMINATIONS
s 2690. General.

s 2691. Request for an Attorney.

s 2692. Basic Test.

s 2693. Presumption of Need.

s 2694. Ability to Speak for Self.

s 2695. Preliminary and Final Hearings.

s 2696. Information Considered.

s 2697. Decision.

s 2698. Indigent Prisoner or Parolee.

s 2699. Attorney Selection.

s 2700. Hearing Panel Designation.

s 2701. Appeals.

ARTICLE 7. WARRANTS OF ARREST
s 2710. General.

s 2711. Warrants Based on Board Action.

s 2712. Warrants Based on Individual Member Action.

s 2713. Recall of Warrant.

s 2714. State and National Warrant Systems.

ARTICLE 8. MULTIJURISDICTION REGULATIONS
s 2730. Application of Article.

s 2731. Absconders from California.

s 2732. Multijurisdiction Parolees Who Abscond.

s 2733. Multijurisdictional Parolees: Revocation.

ARTICLE 9. PAROLE REVOCATION EXTENSION PROCEDURES
s 2740. Parole Revocation Maximum Term.

s 2741. Release to Parole.

s 2742. Parole Violation Extension Procedures.

ARTICLE 10. WORKTIME CREDITS
s 2743. Worktime Credits.

s 2744. Non-Eligibility for Worktime Credits.

CHAPTER 7. EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY
ARTICLE 1. CERTIFICATE OF REHABILITATION
15 CA ADC T. 15, Div. 2, Chap. 7, References and Annotations

ARTICLE 2. TRADITIONAL PARDON PROCEDURES
s 2815. General.

s 2816. Application Direct to Governor.

s 2817. Board Referral to Governor.

s 2817.1. Board Hearing, Clemency.

s 2818. Board Recommendation.

s 2819. Governor's Action.

ARTICLE 3. BATTERED WOMAN SYNDROME; COMMUTATION OR COURT REFERRAL
s 2830. Recommendation to Governor or Other Action.

CHAPTER 10. FOREIGN PRISONER TRANSFER
s 2870. Foreign Prisoner Transfer.

 
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