The Board’s mission is to grant parole to those offenders whose release is compatible with public safety.

Recent News & Announcements

October 02, 2015

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments

Governor McAuliffe announces the appointment of a new member to the Virginia Parole Board.

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September 18, 2015

Prison vs. Harvard in an Unlikely Debate

Inmate debate team is part of Bard College program helping give prisoners a chance for a better life.

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September 18, 2015

So What's the Solution to Mass Incarceration? Goldberg v. Coates

This article contains the back-and-forth blog exchange between Jeffrey Goldberg and Ta-Nehisi Coates on the question.

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September 02, 2015

The Cost of Unequal Justice

Members of a Maryland panel charged with recommending reforms to the state's criminal justice system aim to find out why African-Americans are sentenced on average to significantly longer prison terms than whites convicted of similar crimes.

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July 13, 2015

President Obama Just Commuted 46 Sentences. How Do Presidential Commutations and Pardons Work?

President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, part of a bigger effort his administration is making to try to ease such people out of the federal prison system.

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