Parole Hearings (full seven-member Board or three-member Panel) are held weekly. The Board generally convenes in full on alternating weeks to consider parole for inmates convicted of offenses defined as violent by statute. At least five affirmative votes must be cast for such inmates to be paroled. During the remaining weeks, the Board meets in three- member Panels to consider inmates convicted of offenses defined as nonviolent by statute. A unanimous vote must be cast by the Panel for any parole action to be taken. Cases receiving split votes are rescheduled before the Full Board, where at least four affirmative votes must be cast for non-violent inmates to be paroled.