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U.S. Parole Commission

Monday, September 10, 2012

New Commissioner Joins U.S. Parole Commission

Washington, DC – 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, President Barack Obama nominated him to the fill the position formerly held by Edward F. Reilly, Jr., and the United States Senate confirmed the appointment on May 24, 2012.

"The Parole Commission welcomes Commissioner Massarone," said Isaac Fulwood, Jr., Commission Chair. "We look forward to working with him as he brings his experience in state parole and law enforcement to bear on the work of the Commission."

Commissioner Massarone has 30 years' experience in law enforcement. At the time of his appointment, he was a Member of the Kentucky Parole Board. Massarone conducted approximately 16,000 state parole hearings during each year of the more than three years he served as a Member.

From 2010 to 2011, prior to his confirmation to the U.S. Parole Commission, Mr. Massarone served on the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board. From 2004 to 2007, 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.

For more information, please call Johanna Markind at (202) 346-7036.

Updated January 15, 2015