United States Parole Commission Law and Legal Definition

The United States Parole Commission (“Commission”) is a part of the U.S. Department of justice. The Commission strives to promote public safety and achieve justice and fairness in the exercise of its authority to release and supervise offenders under its jurisdiction. The Commission has the authority to grant or deny parole to individuals who come under its jurisdiction. It also supervises people released on parole.

The commission has jurisdiction over the following cases:

1. Federal offenders who committed offenses before November 1, 1987).

2. D.C. Code offenders who committed offenses before August 5, 2000.

3. State Probationers and Parolees in Federal Witness Protection Program.

4. Uniform Code of Military Justice offenders.

5. Transfer-Treaty cases: Persons serving prison terms imposed by foreign countries and who, pursuant to treaty, have elected to be transferred to the U.S. for service of that sentence.