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 became Vice Chairman of the agency. She was designated as Chairman on May 29, 2015. .


To build an organization that balances justice through fair and equal treatment with dignity and respect for offenders, staff, and the community we serve.


General Information

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


United States Parole Commission
(202) 346-7000