In the Art of War, Sun Tzu writes, “The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.” Sun Tzu was expressing that those who prepare in advance by considering all possibilities of what may be asked or what may happen at a hearing by creating well founded plans are more likely to be successful. There are only 24 hours in a day but those who set themselves up for success have invested time, effort and thought into proper planning and preparation for their upcoming hearing. This 2nd Edition of 36 Strategies of Suitability is written specifically for indeterminately sentenced inmates diligently preparing to appear before the Parole Board in the State of California. The book proposes 36 Strategies that should be contemplated and applied by the individual preparing for a parole consideration hearing. 36 Strategies of Suitability contains an abundance of insights and wisdom gleaned by the author from nearly 10-years in the hearing room. It is a book as much about how to prepare and present during a hearing as it is about becoming a better person. Thus, to achieve this when planning for a hearing consider exploring a variety of strategies from developing a mindset of “Thinking Free” [Strategy 1]; to the significance of planning a personal “Comprehensive Relapse Prevention Plan” [Strategy 31]; to formulating a realistic parole plans in order to “Get out and Stay Out” [Strategy 36]. This book is offered with positive intent for all who seek a brighter future.