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

Recent News & Announcements

June 09, 2018

Former Hampton Roads Regional Jail Leader Appointed to State Parole Board

Linda Bryant, a former top executive at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, has been appointed to the Virginia Parole Board.

Read more (The Virginia-Pilot) »
June 02, 2018

Paul Taylor Column: Preparing for Life after Prison in Virginia

Paul Taylor, a former Virginia inmate, felt he would never make it out of prison alive with a life conviction "hanging over his head." Now after making parole, he writes an article describing his life behind bars, the benefits of the Department of Corrections' re-entry program, and his efforts in helping "others like him."

Read more (Richmond Times-Dispatch) »
May 17, 2018

First Three-Strikes Inmate Granted Parole After Policy Shift is Released from Prison

The first inmate to be granted parole after the Virginia Parole Board changed its stance on the state’s three-strikes law has been released from prison.

Read more (The Virginia-Pilot) »
March 27, 2018

CNU Conference Takes Aim at Street Gangs, Discusses Ideas for Eradication

Paul Taylor was once a legendary — and feared — street gang leader in Newport News but after serving 23 years in prison for killing his best friend on Buxton Avenue in 1994, Taylor was paroled eight months ago. Now his mission is to keep young people out of gangs and give convicted felons a second chance.

Read more (Daily Press) »
March 01, 2018

RVA Night League for Safer Streets Builds Life Skills, Relationships Along with Basketball

RVA Night League for Safer Streets is the brainchild and vision of Paul Taylor and Jawad Abdu, two “returned citizens” who developed the idea while incarcerated at Greensville Correctional Center.

Read more (Richmond Free Press) »

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