||General Information and main phone line for the board's Central Office in Harrisburg|
||Family, friends, attorneys or general public who have questions about a specific inmate or parolee|
||...DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS (8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday), contact the nearest Board Office|
...DURING NON-BUSINESS HOURS call the board’s 24/7 Operations Monitoring Center at 800.932.4857 or via email at or at
||For the press/media, contact the Communications Office|
||For elected officials or other government agencies, contact the Policy and Legislative Affairs Office|
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 inmate/institution number (is 2 letters first followed by 4 numbers)
• The state correctional facility where they are 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 Department of Corrections website 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. You will find the link for the list of DOC correctional facilities to use at the bottom of this page.
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 recieve your mail]
1101 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
All of the board’s offices are closed on these state holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Should an office be closed for inclement weather or other issue, an alert will be posted on the home page of the board’s website.
The board divides the state into three regions: western
. Within each of these three regions are 10 district offices, 15 sub-offices and 25 institutional parole offices. Detailed maps and address information for each office may be found under in the Offices section of this website.