The Revocations and Rescissions Unit conducts and schedules hearings and issues decisions in all cases regarding parole rescission and parole and special parole revocation in the State. Hearing Examiners assigned to the Unit work as impartial adjudicators determining whether a violation of the conditions of release has occurred based on the evidence presented, preserving the Due Process rights of parolees charged with violation, preserving fairness and decorum throughout the process, and recommending appropriate sanctions where a violation has occurred.
Hearings are conducted in accordance with Regs., Conn. State Agencies §§ 54-124a(j)(1)-1—54-124a(j)(1)-12, Board policy, and all other relevant law.
Information for Attorneys
Attorneys admitted in Connecticut and certified legal interns under attorney supervision may appear before the Board in revocation cases after filing an appearance (see form below).
Out of state attorneys are directed to seek appropriate pro hac vice status through the Connecticut Superior Court, judicial district of Hartford, and file proof of such status in the record in each relevant proceeding before the Revocation and Rescission Unit.
Section 2-16 of the Connecticut Practice Book provides the process that out of state attorneys must follow in order to appear pro hac vice before Connecticut courts and administrative proceedings before state agencies. Section 2-16, which describes the process, is available at www.jud.ct.gov/Publications/PracticeBook/pblj_7802_071216a.pdf .
Information for Parolees and Families
If a parolee has been accused of violating the terms of their parole, they may be remanded to the custody of the Department of Correction and the Revocation process with the Board of Pardons and Paroles will begin. The Revocation process is largely a two-step process.
Parolees and Special Parolees have the right to be represented by an attorney throughout the parole revocation process. Parolees may hire private counsel of their choosing to represent them at their own expense. Parolees may also be eligible to have an attorney appointed to represent them at no cost to if they cannot afford one. For additional information regarding the rights of individuals accused of violating the terms of their parole please see the Notice of Rights Form in the link below.
NOTICE: Pursuant to Section 3 of Public Act 19-59, the Chief Public Defender has established a pilot program to provide representation to persons accused of violating the terms of their parole who cannot afford an attorney. After July 1st, 2019, all requests for screening to determine eligibility will be processed by the Division of Public Defender Services’ Parole Revocation Unit (PRU). Individuals may contact PRU by phone at (203) 596-4370 or by visiting the link below.
Parties should not directly contact a hearing examiner without prior permission from the Unit Supervisor.
Forms & Notices
Documents received after 4:30 p.m. or on a day when the office is officially closed will be considered filed on the next business day.
Policies & Regulations
For a complete review of the Board of Pardons and Paroles’ policies, please follow the links below: