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

Recent News & Announcements

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) »
May 02, 2015

The Painful Price of Aging in Prison

Even as harsh sentences are reconsidered, the financial — and human — tolls mount.

Read more (The Washington Post) »
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) »

Recent Parole Decisions

Parole Decisions are in PDF format.


Most Requested Forms

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