Contact the Parole Board
Find Out Information on a Board Action/Decision (aka “green sheet”)
The initial parole and re-parole decisions generally take 6 weeks to process from the date of the parole interview. Recommitment decisions generally take 12 weeks from the hearing date (or the waiver date).
Currently, the board does not have an online inquiry service. Family members, friends and attorneys should check with the inmate FIRST to learn if they have received their board action.
FOR INMATES: If it has been three months since the date of your parole interview or recommitment hearing (or waiver date), YOU NEED TO CHECK DIRECTLY WITH YOUR INSTITUTIONAL PAROLE AGENT. Please DO NOT have a family member, friend or your attorney call the Inmate Inquiry Unit on your behalf.
FOR FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND ATTORNEYS FOR ALL INMATES:
Email the Board's Inmate Inquiry Unit at RA-PMINMATEINQUIRY@pa.gov to ask about the status.
AFTER the inmate has checked with the institutional parole agent AND it has been 3 months after the date of the parole interview or recommitment hearing (or waiver date) go to the home page for the Parole Board’s website. Go to the bottom of the page. Select the dark blue icon CONTACT US. Submit your request.
Write a letter to the board’s Inmate Inquiry Unit AFTER the inmate has checked with the institutional parole agent AND it has been 3 months after the date of the parole interview or recommitment hearing (or waiver date):
Board of Probation/Parole | Office of Board Secretary | Inmate Inquiry Unit
1101 South Front Street | Suite 5300 | Harrisburg, PA 17104-2517
Call the board’s Inmate Inquiry Unit AFTER the inmate has checked with the institutional parole agent AND it has been 3 months after the date of the parole interview or recommitment hearing (or waiver date) at 717.772.4343.
PLEASE BE PATIENT. The length of time needed to process a board action depends on each individual case.
Writing a Letter to the Board about an Inmate
If you would like to send a letter to the Board of Probation and Parole (Board) about an inmate who is being considered for parole, your letter needs to include the following:
• The inmate’s first and last name
• The inmate’s institution number (is 2 letters first followed by 4 numbers)
• The state correctional facility where the inmate is housed
The Board must have the inmate’s name AND some other form of identifying information such as the date of birth or the inmate/institution number to make certain the letter is placed in the correct individual’s file.
If you do not know the person’s inmate number or the institution where they are currently incarcerated, you may find this information on the INMATE LOCATOR. This site will provide both the inmate/institution number and the state correctional facility where they are housed for you to use in your letter. Below is an example of a possible letter about an inmate:
Johnny J. Inmate
Inmate # ZZ1234
To Whom It May Concern:
[ Insert the text of what you want the board to know about the inmate here. ]
Your First and Last Name
Your Phone Number
After you complete your letter, mail it to the state correctional institution where the inmate is currently being held.
General Mailing Address Information
If you need to mail information to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole's Central Office in Harrisburg, please address it to:
PA Board of Probation and Parole
[List the name of the person who is to receive your mail]
[List the department/division that is to receive your mail]
1101 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104