Norton Statement on the Passing of Former U.S. Parole Commission Chair Patricia Smoot
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today mourned the passing of her friend Patricia Smoot, a former commissioner and chair of the U.S. Parole Commission. Norton recommended that President Obama nominate Smoot to serve as commissioner and then chair of the Commission, which has jurisdiction over District of Columbia-code felons.
“I am heartbroken by the passing of my friend Patricia Smoot. Patricia worked throughout her career to ensure fairness for returning citizens and safety for the residents of the District of Columbia. I extend my deep condolences and sympathies to Patricia’s family on behalf of myself and D.C. residents.”