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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release December 29, 2000

PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES TIMOTHY EARL JONES AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED

STATES PAROLE COMMISSION

President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Timothy Earl Jones to serve as a member of the United States Parole Commission. Mr. Jones was nominated to the Senate on November 19, 1999.

Mr. Timothy Jones, of Lithonia, Georgia, served under former Governor Zell Miller as the Director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety since 1997. From 1974-1997, he served with the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, most recently as a board member from 1990-1997. From 1988-1990, Mr. Jones served as the Director of Field Operations and as the Assistant Director from 1982-1988. In addition, he has served as the Director of Parole Decision Guidelines, as a hearing examiner, and as a parole supervisor. Mr. Jones received a Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry during his service in the Army.

Mr. Jones received his B.A. and M.A. from Georgia State University.

The United States Parole Commission, an independent agency within the Department of Justice, has the power to grant, deny and revoke parole for eligible Federal offenders. It also directs probation officers and other public and private agencies to perform such duties as the Commission deems necessary for maintaining proper supervision of, and assistance to parolees.

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