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Commissioner, U.S. Parole Commission

Charles T. Massarone

Charles T. Massarone was sworn in as a member of the U.S. Parole Commission on August 16, 2012, by the Honorable Karen K. Caldwell, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. On May 23, 2011, Mr. Massarone was nominated by President Barack Obama. The United States Senate confirmed the appointment on May 24, 2012.

Commissioner Massarone has 30 years' experience in law enforcement. Prior to his confirmation to the U.S. Parole Commission, Mr. Massarone spent over three years serving as a Member of the Kentucky Parole Board. As a Member, Massarone conducted approximately 16,000 state parole hearings each year.

From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Massarone served on the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, rising to become its Deputy Executive Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. From 2000 to 2004, he served as President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge of Lexington, and before that he spent over fourteen years as a police officer in the State of Kentucky.

A native of Kentucky, Mr. Massarone is a graduate of the Criminal Justice Training program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Dates of Service
2012 - Present
Updated July 12, 2022