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Parole Board


Welcome to the Kentucky Parole Board

The Kentucky Parole Board consists of diverse, experienced, and committed professionals who are honored to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Public safety is paramount to the parole board.
The mission of the Kentucky Parole Board is to make decisions that maintain a delicate balance between public safety, victim rights, reintegration of the offender, and recidivism.  We will achieve this important balance by application of our core values of knowledge, experience,​ and integrity.
All board members as well as additional support staff are members of the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI) and continuously utilize resources through APAI as well as the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) to enhance  knowledge and expertise with regards to criminal justice and the parole process.  The goal is to utilize research and evidence based practices in order to keep Kentucky on the cutting edge with advances in the field.

The purpose of the Parole Board is to determine if, when and under what circumstances the best interest of society will be served by allowing an offender to serve a portion of his/her sentence in the community under supervision and conditions of parole. Parole is the process that endeavors to reintegrate the offender from incarceration back into society, before restoring complete freedom. A copy of the Board’s Policies and Procedures, along with additional information concerning the Parole Board, can be found at the link below:

Policies and Procedures

The Parole Board is the primary releasing authority for all incarcerated convicted felons in Kentucky. The Board has three major responsibilities:

  • Determining when and if to authorize the release of an offender prior to the expiration of the court imposed sentence.
  • Setting conditions to govern the parolee’s behavior and rehabilitative efforts.
  • Revoking parole if the parolee violates conditions of parole supervision.​