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October 06, 2020

Virginia Parole Board Response to OSIG Recommendations

The Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) conducted an administrative investigation of the Virginia Parole Board (VPB), Case #18647, based on several complaints made to the State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline. OSIG detailed a number of recommendations based on the findings of that investigation. Before addressing OSIG’s recommendations individually, the VPB would like to make the following remarks in response to the allegations concerning notification to the Commonwealth’s Attorney 21-days prior to an offender’s release on discretionary parole required under Code § 53.1-136(3)(6).

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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) »
August 07, 2020

Virginia Parole Board Response to OSIG Report - Letter to the OSIG

Chair Chapman’s Response to OSIG Findings: While the Board looks forward to OSIG’s recommendations regarding victim contact and specifically, the application of the term “endeavor diligently,” the Board must first point out that the OSIG’s conclusions are based on faulty assumptions, incorrect facts, a misunderstanding of certain procedures, and incorrect interpretations of the Virginia State Code as follows.

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July 31, 2020

Virginia Parole Board Response to OSIG Report

Due to the confidentiality of the OSIG report, the Parole Board is not able to comment on the information contained in the report. However, the Parole Board must highlight that OSIG’s conclusions are based on factual inaccuracies, a misunderstanding of the Parole Board’s procedures, and incorrect interpretations of the Virginia State Code.

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May 11, 2020

Virginia Parole Board – Temporary hold on Vincent Martin’s release

Richmond – The Parole Board has been made aware that the Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) is conducting an administrative investigation into the Board's policies and procedures as they pertain to the recent parole grant of Vincent Martin.

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