Scheme Nickname: 
Main Scheme

Informal proceeding in which the Commission makes decisions regarding a prisoner's eligibility for a grant of supervised release from prison (i.e. parole). Hearing examiners preside over the initial hearing, during which a recommendation to grant of deny parole is made and a presumptive parole date is set. Recommendations from the initial hearings are reviewed by the Regional Commissioner, who issues the final hearing level decision granting or denying release.

Administrative appeals are made to the National Appeals Board ("NAB"), a three-member panel of National Commissioners.
The decisions of the NAB are final, and judicial review is not available.

Adjudication Levels: 
LevelName of OfficeAre administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?
Hearing Level
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
In this scheme the Commission breaks up the hearing level into two steps in which it has an "initial hearing" presided over by a hearing examiner or Commission designee, followed by an automatic review process by the Regional Commissioner, who issues the final decision.
Types of Adjudication: 
Type B
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified
Is this a Major Adjudication: