U.S. Parole Commission
The mission of the United States Parole Commission is to promote public safety and strive for justice and fairness in the exercise of its authority to release and supervise offenders under its jurisdiction. The Commission achieves these goals through a conscientious application of its guidelines to each case, tempered by a willingness to give due regard to individual circumstances. Its guiding principle is to apply the least restrictive sanction that is consistent with public safety and the appropriate punishment of the offense. In making its determinations, the Commission considers information from a variety of sources, including the presentence report, victim of the offense, sentencing judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, prison officials, and offender.