Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USPC has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission as effectively and efficiently as possible while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your FOIA request or appeal.  We will be able to acknowledge requests made electronically more quickly than by mail.  You may reach out to our FOIA Requester Service Center if you have any questions about your request.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

The Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") is a federal law giving the public a right to access information from the federal government. Enacted in 1966, it provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to access federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by certain exemptions or exclusions. The exceptions and exclusions protect classified information, individuals' privacy, confidential information used for law enforcement purposes, and trade secrets.

FOIA Customer Service Center:

Anissa Hunter Banks
FOIA/PA Specialist
United States Parole Commission
90 K Street, NE, 3rd Floor
Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
(202) 346-7030
FOIA Public Liaison
Helen Krapels

FOIA Request

Conventional Reading Room:

United States Parole Commission
90 K Street, NE, Third Floor
Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530

Call (202) 346-7030 for access instructions.

FOIA Library:

This includes frequently requested records, opinions, policy statements, and staff manuals/instructions to staff, created by the United States Parole Commission.

Component Description:

The United States Parole Commission has sole authority to grant, modify, or revoke paroles of Federal offenders and is responsible for the supervision of parolees and mandatory releasees. On August 5, 2000, the Commission assumed the authority of the District of Columbia Board of Parole and now maintains files for D.C. Code prisoners who are eligible for parole. The Commission maintains records regarding its hearings and decisions for prisoners and releasees. It also maintains various administrative files.

DOJ Reference Guide:

A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department.

USPC FOIA Reference Guide

  1. Making a Freedom of Information Act Request
  2. Fee Schedule
  3. Records Maintained by the Parole Commission
  4. Explanation of FOIA Exemptions
  5. Statutory Exclusion Provisions

Special information required to make a FOIA request:


Publicly available information for which a FOIA request is not required:


Major Information Systems:

TRAK System
Updated March 1, 2021

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