How an Inmate's Nonviolent Eligibility Parole Date (NPED) is Calculated by CDCR under Prop 57
This guide explains how CDCR determines a California inmate's NPED.
Formula to Determine NPEDThe NPED is determined as follows:
Term Start Date
+ Full term for the primary offense
- Presentence credits
= Non-violent Parole Eligibility Date
NPEDNonviolent Parole Eligibility Date
Term Start DateDate inmate received into CDCR custody. Date arrived at prison.
Full Term of the Primary OffenseTitle 15, Subchapter 5.5, Article 1, Section 3490 (e) states that "'Full term'" means the actual number of years imposed by the sentencing court for the inmate's primary offense, not including any sentencing credits."
Primary OffenseThe single crime for which any sentencing court imposed the longest term of imprisonment, excluding all enhancements, alternative sentences, and consecutive sentences." (Section 3490(d))
Pre-Sentence Credits"Pre-sentence credits" includes "pre-sentence" and "post sentence" credits. Pre-sentence credits include the actual days awarded pursuant Penal Code Section 2900.5, however it does not include local conduct credits awarded pursuant Penal Code Section 4019. Post-sentence credits are the number of days from the date of sentencing to the date the inmate is received by CDCR minus one day (because CDCR assumes that the court was awarding pre-sentence credits through the day of sentencing) (Section 3490(f)). The key to understanding CDCR's interpretation of "full term for the primary offense" is to understand that no credit will be awarded for any day not actually served in custody.