December 17, 2003 - A judge rules that Hinckley will be allowed limited, unsupervised daytime visits with his parents within a 50-mile radius of Washington, DC.
December 30, 2005 - U.S. District Court Judge Paul Friedman rules that Hinckley will be allowed three visits of three nights each to his parents' home in Williamsburg, Virginia, unaccompanied by hospital staff. Hinckley "is not permitted to leave one or both parents' supervision at any time."
April 16, 2007 - A hearing begins on whether to increase the length of Hinckley's visits to his parents to two and four weeks at a time.
June 2007 - A judge rules that Hinckley may make six-night visits to his parent's home in Virginia, but longer visits are denied until the hospital submits a more detailed proposal of Hinckley's schedule.
February 2008 - Hinckley is allowed to attend his father's funeral in Williamsburg, Virginia.
June 2009 - Judge Friedman increases the length of Hinckley's visits home to 10 days 12 times per year. Hinckley is also authorized to obtain a driver's license. The judge agrees he is not a danger to himself or others under the proper conditions.
May 2011 - Judge Friedman approves Hinckley's request for additional unsupervised visits to his mother's home in Virginia.
July 29, 2011 - St. Elizabeths Hospital asks the court to allow Hinckley two 17-day visits followed by six stays lasting 24 days. After the proposed visits, St. Elizabeths requests the authority to decide whether Hinckley could be released on "convalescent leave," which would make him a permanent outpatient.
September 30, 2011 - The government files a motion in opposition of the hospital's request for expanded conditions of Hinckley's release.
November 30, 2011 - A hearing begins, which may determine whether to eventually free Hinckley from a mental hospital.
February 9, 2012 - Hinckley's hearing on expanded visitations and possible eventual release ends.
August 17, 2012 - Prosecutors on the Hinckley case file a motion asking Judge Paul Friedman to reject the proposal for more visitation time because People's Place treatment facility had dropped out of a plan calling for Hinckley to participate in social group sessions.
February 25-28, 2013 - A hearing on St. Elizabeths Hospital's request for Hinckley's expanded visits and possible eventual release is held. The hospital proposes Hinckley attend social group sessions with a psychotherapist and see another specialist in lieu of the group sessions at People's Place mental health facility that were withdrawn in August 2012.