Assuming that this is a parole release hearing, as opposed to a parole revocation hearing, I have found it essential to obtain and review the inmate's underlying criminal case including the pre-sentence probation report as well as his complete inmate record ( programs, certifications,disciplinary record, etc.) as well as the minutes of any prior Board appearances. I have found that the results are better when I either personally meet with the client , or , at the very least correspond with him/...