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

Recent News & Announcements

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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July 09, 2015

Governor McAuliffe Appoints 27-Member Parole Commission

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of an experienced group of law enforcement professionals, legislators, community leaders and academics to serve on his Commission on Parole Review.

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July 07, 2015

A New Beginning for Criminal Justice Reform

The U.S. criminal justice system is in a state of crisis — and Congress is finally moving to address it.

Read more (Politico Magazine) »
July 01, 2015

What if Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

Researchers have found that kids suspended or expelled for minor offenses—from small-time scuffles to using phones or making out—were three times as likely as their peers to have contact with the juvenile justice system within a year of the punishment.

Read more (Mother Jones) »
May 13, 2015

Governor Pardons Va. Man in Prison 29 Years in Case of Mistaken Identity

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe granted an absolute pardon to a convicted sex offender, ending a decades-long campaign by an imprisoned man whose claims of innocence were eventually joined by prosecutors and police.

Read more (The Washington Post) »

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