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Contact Us

Please use the PA Parole Board's contact form to contact us directly.

717.787.5699 General Information and main phone line for the Parole Board's Central Office in Harrisburg

Reporting Absconders

If you have seen or have information regarding any individual within your community who is a parole absconder, please use the Parole Absconder web app to make an anonymous report. You may also contact one of the parole field offices to make a report. Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. During non-business hours, please call the 24/7 Operations Monitoring Center at 800.932.4857 or contact by email at

Writing a Parole Support Letter to the Parole Board

If you would like to send a letter to the 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 inmate/institution number (is 2 letters first followed by 4 numbers)
•  The inmate’s parole number (is 3 or 4 numbers followed by 1 or 2 letters)
•  The state correctional facility where they are housed

The Parole 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 or parole 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 Department of Corrections' website INMATE/PAROLEE 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. 

The final letter can be mailed or emailed to:

PA Parole Board | Records and Administration Office
1101 South Front Street | Suite 5300
Harrisburg, PA  17104-2517 

General Mailing Address Information

If you need to mail information to the Pennsylvania Parole Board's Central Office in Harrisburg, please address it to:
     PA Parole Board
     [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

Office Hours

The central office of the Parole Board is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. The office is closed on these state holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

If the Central Office is to be closed for inclement weather or other issue, an alert will be posted on the home page of the Parole Board’s website.