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

Recent News & Announcements

April 14, 2022

Governor Signs Suetterlein Parole Board Bill

Senator David Suetterlein (R-Roanoke Co.) called for more transparency surrounding decisions by the Virginia Parole Board. A bill he introduced to address that issue has been signed by the Governor.

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April 07, 2022

Youngkin Announces 4 New Virginia Parole Board Picks

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced new nominees Wednesday to serve on the Virginia Parole Board, after Senate Democrats' decision last month to dump four members of his initial slate of picks.

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February 28, 2022

Virginia House Passes Parole Transparency Bill

A bill that will make votes by the Virginia Parole Board public is headed to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s desk. The House of Delegates voted 96-3 to make the board’s votes public.

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August 27, 2020

Virginia can be at the Forefront of Criminal Justice Reform

As Virginia's legislature convenes to enact wide-ranging policing reform, the fight over reinstitution of parole will be a harbinger of criminal justice reform in Virginia and beyond. Virginia's abolition of parole for the vast majority of offenders in 1995 effectively discarded the belief both in individual change and in the state's ability to facilitate it.

Read more (The Washington Post) »
April 08, 2020

Advocates call for quick action in response to spread of virus in Va. prisons. Officials say solutions are not simple.

Advocates are calling for the release of at-risk prison, jail and juvenile correctional center inmates as soon as possible through means including parole, geriatric release and clemency by Gov. Ralph Northam for long-term inmates with a short time left to serve.

Read more (Richmond Times-Dispatch) »

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