Yesterday, in Terrell v. United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals held that the United States Parole Commission cannot use video conferencing to conduct parole determination hearings. Rather, under 18 U.S.C. § 4208(e), such proceedings must be held in person. Of note, according to the opinion this was a question of first impression for the federal courts of appeals.
Must Federal Parole Determination Hearings Be Held in Person?