U.S. Parole Commission

U.S. Parole Commission

U.S. Parole Commission

Meet the Director

Meet the Chairman

J. Patricia Wilson Smoot
Chairman of the U. S. Parole Commission

J. Patricia Wilson Smoot was nominated to the United States Parole Commission by President Barack Obama. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 16, 2010. On January 29, 2015, Commissioner Smoot was designated as Vice Chairman of the agency. She became Chairman on March 2, 2015.


The mission of the U.S. Parole Commission is to promote Public Safety and strive for justice and fairness in the exercise of its authority to release, revoke and supervise offenders under its jurisdiction.

November 7, 2013
General Information

J. Patricia Wilson Smoot
Acting Chairman, U.S. Parole Commission


United States Parole Commission
(202) 346-7000