The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation makes available transcripts of parole suitability hearings a month after the hearing is held. They can often be very interesting to read through, providing insight as to what leads parole board commissioners to make the decision whether or not to grant parole.
Last month, parole officials opted to grant parole to Kenneth Luther, who was convicted of shooting another man to death in Aptos during a robbery in 1986. I wrote about the hearing briefly here.
Here’s the transcript of the hearing for anyone who may be interested: