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Contact Us

Please use the PA Board of Probation and Parole's (Board) contact form to contact us directly.

717.787.5699 General Information and main phone line for the Board's Central Office in Harrisburg
Law Enforcement...​ ...DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS (8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday), contact the nearest Board Office (pdf)
Law Enforcement...
​...DURING NON-BUSINESS HOURS call the 24/7 Operations Monitoring Center at 800.932.4857 or via email at or at



​For the press/media ONLY: if you need a copy of a Board Action/Decision, please call this number.

For the press/media ONLY: if you have general parole questions, the parole process, field supervision, or other parole-related questions, please call the Press Secretary at this number.

717.787.6208 For elected officials or other government agencies ONLY, contact the Policy and Legislative Affairs Office.

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 Letter to the Board about an Inmate

If you would like to send a letter to the 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. ]

Thank you.

Your First and Last Name
Your Address
Your Phone Number

The final letter should be mailed to:

PA Board of Probation and Parole | Office of Board Secretary
1101 South Front Street | Suite 5300
Harrisburg, PA  17104-2517


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

Office Hours

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.

Parole Field Office Locations 

Individuals under parole supervision may access the physical office locations in this section of the Board's website.