The Tennessee Board of Parole makes information on its public meetings available. The Board conducts administrative meetings several times a year to consider matters related to the agency's business processes. Check the current administrative meeting schedule link to the left for a list of upcoming meetings.
Other public meetings are the parole hearings conducted almost daily across the state. The parole hearings schedule is published weekly, and includes information on hearings for the next four weeks. A link to the most recent parole hearings schedule also appears to the left.
Victims of crime, as well as family and/or other supporters of offenders, should contact the Institutional Probation Parole Officer (IPPO) at the prison where the offender is housed for further information on that offender's parole hearing, and to let the IPPO know if they plan to attend. IPPOs are located at each state prison and county jails in Davidson and Shelby Counties. They are employed by the Department of Correction (TDOC), and serve as the liaison between TDOC and the Board of Parole.
There are specific rules that must be followed when entering prisons. The sooner the IPPO is contacted, the more help he/she can offer to all persons wishing to attend a parole hearing. A list of prisons is on the Tennessee Department of Correction's web site at: Correction