Due to the State budget deficit, the state has established an “early release initiative” whereby convicted felons are being released from prison a few weeks early to save the state money. According to an article in the Denver Post, the first ten felons have now been released through this initiative. The inmates designated for early parole are reviewed by the State Parole Board. For background on the decision-making process of the Parole Board, see the documents Parole Board Hearings and Decisions. For newly updated information, however, see the Dept. of Corrections’ Parole Board website. Here you will find a database of offenders scheduled for their parole hearing. You can search for an individual or, simply select a month or a county to receive a list. The website also publishes the dates for upcoming hearings.