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

Recent News & Announcements

April 10, 2015

Virginia tops nation in sending students to cops, courts: Where does your state rank?

Diagnosed as autistic, a sixth grader is sent to juvenile court for kicking a trash can.

Read more (The Center for Public Integrity) »
April 02, 2015

President Obama’s Letter to 22 Prisoners

President Barack Obama wrote a letter to 22 people serving sentences of decades or life for nonviolent drug crimes in federal prisons across the country.

Read more (New York Times) »
March 20, 2015

Too Old to Commit Crime?

This article talks about maximum prison sentences and parole eligibility for offenders who have committed serious crimes.

Read more (New York Times) »
February 18, 2015

Black History Month: Marvin Anderson, a Case of Race and Injustice

Marvin Anderson, an Innocence Project client and board member, served 15 years in prison and four years on parole in Virginia before he was exonerated based on post-conviction DNA testing.

Read more (Innocence Project) »
January 28, 2015

The Two Simple Facts that Explain why the US Prison Population Exploded

A National Research Council report from 2014 debunked two big misconceptions about what caused the increase in the US prison population.

Read more (Vox) »

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