U.S. Parole Commission

U.S. Parole Commission

U.S. Parole Commission

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Meet the Chairman

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


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 and revoke offenders under its jurisdiction.

General Information

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


United States Parole Commission
(202) 346-7000