Consequences of Delay In Parolee's Violation Hearing

In Majors v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, 808 A.2d 296, 297 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2002), the Board continued the parolee's violation hearing three times in order to obtain the testimony of a witness. Responding to the parolee's argument that the Board untimely held his violation hearing, this Court excluded, from the 120-day time computation, the delay caused by the Board's efforts to secure the testimony of its witness. Majors, 808 A.2d at 298. With that exclusion, this Court found the Board timely held the violation hearing within the 120-day window. Id.