Pennsylvania Parole Board

Pennsylvania Parole Board Our goal is to promote public safety by making sound and evidence-based parole decisions. If you are looking for more information about Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, please visit www.pbpp.pa.gov To contact Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, please visit www.pbpp.pa.gov

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This is the final week for Safe Return.  This program allows state parolees to safely return to compliance with parole s...
08/31/2020

This is the final week for Safe Return. This program allows state parolees to safely return to compliance with parole supervision at any state parole office. Visit our website for more details and don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Today begins the first week of Safe Return, an opportunity for state parolees to return to compliance by reporting to a ...
08/24/2020

Today begins the first week of Safe Return, an opportunity for state parolees to return to compliance by reporting to a state parole office. If you’re a parolee out of compliance with supervision, visit a parole office today. Details: www.parole.pa.gov

State parolees: If you’ve fallen out of compliance with your supervision during COVID19, don’t miss Safe Return beginnin...
08/21/2020

State parolees: If you’ve fallen out of compliance with your supervision during COVID19, don’t miss Safe Return beginning next week. Turn yourself in at any state parole office to get back in compliance. For details go to www.parole.pa.gov > Safe Return.

With the added difficulties of COVID-19, some parolees have fallen out of compliance with their supervision. PA state pa...
08/19/2020

With the added difficulties of COVID-19, some parolees have fallen out of compliance with their supervision. PA state parole is having a two-week Safe Return for state parolees to return to compliance by turning themselves in at any state parole office beginning Monday. Details: www.parole.pa.gov.

Starting next week, PA state parole will hold a two-week Safe Return program for state parolees. Individuals who are out...
08/17/2020

Starting next week, PA state parole will hold a two-week Safe Return program for state parolees. Individuals who are out of compliance with their parole supervision may safely return by turning themselves in to any state parole office. If you are on state parole, don’t miss the opportunity to get back into compliance without returning to prison.

The Parole Board does not provide individual parole case status information on any form of social media. If you have a p...
08/04/2020
Parole Board Home

The Parole Board does not provide individual parole case status information on any form of social media. If you have a parole concern about a family member, loved one or friend, please use the Contact Us icon on the Parole Board’s website at www.parole.pa.gov. Make certain you include the name of the person you are writing about, identifying information such as a DOC institutional or parole number, and/or a date of birth. Your email will either be answered by the Parole Board OR FORWARDED to the correct office/agency who will need to respond. The only public document the Parole Board can provide is a copy of the Board Action, which is the official document that either grants/denies parole. Please allow 7-10 business days for a response.

Most inmates serving time in prison will be released and return to the community. These individuals will either be on parole supervision or will have reached their maximum sentence date. The Parole Board strives to protect public safety by making equitable parole decisions that allow for respect and...

The Parole Board has continued to take all steps necessary to keep essential functions within the parole process in oper...
03/31/2020
PA Department of Corrections News Release

The Parole Board has continued to take all steps necessary to keep essential functions within the parole process in operation during this unprecedented time for all, including the family and friends of incarcerated people. The Parole Board continues to follow the statutory parole requirements it must adhere to and to work under limited operations and office closures. The Parole Board continues to work closely with the Department of Corrections as developments occur.

The Parole Board’s status as of March 31, 2020 is:
1. Parole Board staff has prioritized parole eligible cases and are processing those decisions as quickly as possible. Focus has been placed on minimum sentence and parole review cases that are parole eligible and past their minimum dates or eligible for parole within the next six months. This includes short sentence parole cases.
2. Parole interviews and hearings are continuing through the use of technology.
3. All parole hearings at the COUNTY correctional facilities continue to be cancelled. All necessary parole hearings will be conducted in a State Correctional Institution.
4. Board Actions – or the Parole Board’s official decision to parole/deny parole or following a parole violation hearing – are continuing to be processed. Delays in production of these documents is expected.

The Department of Corrections released a press release yesterday with additional information.

https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/corrections_details.aspx?newsid=455

The latest news and announcements from the Pennsylvania DOC...

The Parole Board recognizes the COVID19 pandemic has created anxiety for the family and friends of incarcerated individu...
03/23/2020
Corrections details

The Parole Board recognizes the COVID19 pandemic has created anxiety for the family and friends of incarcerated individuals. The Parole Board understands that and sympathizes with all those involved. This is a unique and challenging time. The Parole Board will continue to take all steps necessary to keep essential functions within the parole process in operation.

The Parole Board is working closely with the Department of Corrections to make certain all health, safety and security needs of incarcerated individuals are a priority. The Parole Board’s status as of March 23, 2020 is:

1. Effective immediately, all parole hearings at the COUNTY correctional facilities are cancelled.
2. Board Actions – or the Parole Board’s official decision to parole/deny parole or following a parole violation hearing – are continuing to be processed. However, because the Parole Board is performing under limited operations and office closures, delays in production of these documents is expected.
3. The Parole Board is currently evaluating all parole processes. The Parole Board is using technology to continue the parole process where possible. Any changes will be announced to the public when they are finalized.

The Department of Corrections released a press release found here earlier today with additional information:

https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/corrections_details.aspx?newsid=451

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Corrections (DOC) Sec. John Wetzel today announced that, on Saturday, March 28, officials will begin the temporary use of the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Retreat as the reception facility for new male commitments to the DOC and for male parole violators.

03/17/2020

All parole supervision field offices are open. However, medical precautions are in effect in response to COVID19 virus. If you are sick, please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone who is now sick, please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone who has returned from overseas, please stay home. As always, please stay in touch with your supervising parole agent by phone to report any problems, issues or concerns.

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03/06/2020

Pennsylvania Parole Board

Pennsylvania Parole Board
03/06/2020

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In mid-December 2019, Governor Wolf signed Act 115 of 2019 otherwise known as JRI 2 – Justice Reinvestment Initiative – ...
02/20/2020

In mid-December 2019, Governor Wolf signed Act 115 of 2019 otherwise known as JRI 2 – Justice Reinvestment Initiative – into law. Language contained within this new law officially moves county probation and parole programs under the Pennsylvania Commission for Crime and Delinquency’s administration. Section 6101 in this new law officially changed the agency name from the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole to the Pennsylvania Parole Board. The acronym PBPP was in our previous official logo, so the new logo has been changed to reflect this.

As of Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the following went into effect:
1. The agency name is now officially the Pennsylvania Parole Board
2. The new logo for the Parole Board is below.
3. The web address for the Parole Board’s public website has been changed to www.parole.pa.gov

Pennsylvania Parole Board
02/19/2020

Pennsylvania Parole Board

09/18/2019
David Anthony Kramer is still wanted by the Connellsville Police Department and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and ...
09/18/2019

David Anthony Kramer is still wanted by the Connellsville Police Department and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. If you have any information on Kramer’s location, please contact the PA State Police or local law enforcement immediately.

David Anthony Kramer is wanted by the Connellsville Police Department and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole...
09/17/2019

David Anthony Kramer is wanted by the Connellsville Police Department and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Kramer or the vehicle, please contact the PA State Police or local law enforcement immediately.

PBPP Chairman Ted Johnson (right) and DOC Executive Deputy Secretary George Little testified this morning before the Sen...
06/26/2019

PBPP Chairman Ted Johnson (right) and DOC Executive Deputy Secretary George Little testified this morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on probation and parole reform.

Board Members Jim Fox and Everett Gillison testified today at a public hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on J...
06/17/2019

Board Members Jim Fox and Everett Gillison testified today at a public hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on JRI2 ~ Justice Reinvestment Initiative 2 (Senate Bills 500 | 501 | 502).

Board Chairman Ted Johnson addressed the CJAB (Criminal Justice Advisory Board) conference in State College this morning...
04/10/2019

Board Chairman Ted Johnson addressed the CJAB (Criminal Justice Advisory Board) conference in State College this morning, focusing on juvenile lifers and the collaborative efforts with various programs around the state to ensure their successful reentry back into the community.

Board Member Everett Gillison presents to the APAI Conference in Baltimore on the Board’s paperless file system OnBase.
04/02/2019

Board Member Everett Gillison presents to the APAI Conference in Baltimore on the Board’s paperless file system OnBase.

02/15/2019

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Anyone wishing to obtain a Retired Law Enforcement ID card can contact [email protected] via email and include your name, contact information, and note that you are inquiring about obtaining a Retired Law Enforcement ID card.

Parole Board Member Everett Gillison made remarks at the 2019 Multi Agency Black History Month Celebration held at the P...
02/14/2019

Parole Board Member Everett Gillison made remarks at the 2019 Multi Agency Black History Month Celebration held at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg on Wednesday evening, February 13.

Parole Board Chairman Leo Dunn filmed his SECA message for staff this morning at Commonwealth Media Services.  SECA [Sta...
09/07/2018

Parole Board Chairman Leo Dunn filmed his SECA message for staff this morning at Commonwealth Media Services. SECA [State Employee Combined Appeal] is the annual campaign for Commonwealth employees to donate to their favorite charities under the SECA umbrella. From September 4 to October 26, state employees will be able to donate to the participating charities of their choice through payroll deductions or one-time pledges. During its 41-year history, the SECA program has distributed over $100 million in state employee donations to hundreds of participating charities.

Please consider helping those in need by donating either again this year ~ or for the first time. Every dollar counts!

09/04/2018

Parole Board resumes parole interviews/hearings on Tuesday, September 4

After the statewide lockdown announcement of all correctional institutions (SCIs) by DOC Secretary John Wetzel last week, the Parole Board chose to suspend all interviews/hearings on Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31 until new procedures were put into place.

Today, Tuesday, September 4, the Parole Board resumed all parole interviews and hearings within the SCIs.

The Board is working to adjust the interview schedule to accommodate those inmates who were unable to be seen on August 30-31 as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

08/29/2018

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced the immediate lockdown of all state correctional institutions because of reports of multiple staff members sickened by unknown substances over the past few weeks.

“The safety and security of our employees is my number one concern,” Secretary Wetzel said. “Our state prisons, especially those in the western part of the state, have experienced recent incidents in which employees have been sickened and we need to get to the bottom of this issue now.”

Wetzel announced the following steps, effective immediately and indefinitely:

All DOC state prisons are locked down.

All DOC mailrooms are closed to non-legal mail until further notice.

Use of personal protective equipment, especially gloves, is MANDATORY for ALL employees.

Training on situational awareness will be held immediately in all institutions.

All visits are suspended for the length of the lock down.

Staff also are being advised to use extra caution when parole violators and new commits are received into the prison system.

This state prison system is not alone in its battle against illegal substances and employee/inmate sickness. It was reported just today that 20 correction officers and inmates at Ross Correctional Institution (Ohio) experienced possible opioid overdose symptoms as well.

“We will do whatever it takes to ensure the safety of our staff,” Wetzel said. “The steps taken today, in addition to those announced last week, demonstrate the Wolf Administration’s commitment to the safety and security of all commonwealth employees.

“The state’s Opioid Command Center is giving complete support to this action. And Corrections thanks all state agencies for their support, especially the Pennsylvania Department of Health, for providing additional gloves and personal protective equipment.”

08/06/2018
Chairman Leo L. Dunn addressed APPA conference participants at its annual conference in Philadelphia today in a workshop...
07/30/2018

Chairman Leo L. Dunn addressed APPA conference participants at its annual conference in Philadelphia today in a workshop today entitled: “Juvenile Lifers in Pennsylvania: From Re-sentencing to Reentry.” Joining Chairman Dunn during his presentation were former juvenile lifers Steven Austin (in red) and Abdullah Lateef (formerly Aaron Phillips).

In recognition of the important contribution of probation officers and parole officers/agents in keeping the state’s com...
07/13/2018

In recognition of the important contribution of probation officers and parole officers/agents in keeping the state’s communities safer, Governor Tom Wolf has proclaimed July 15-21 as “Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week” in Pennsylvania. This year, the theme is “Clients, Employees, and Communities – Power through Partnerships”. Working together makes for stronger bonds between colleagues, community partners, and with those under supervision.

“Our parole agents play an important role in Pennsylvania’s communities and all too often their efforts go unnoticed, said Corrections Secretary John Wetzel. “The PA DOC is proud to join with Governor Wolf to recognize these corrections professionals during Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week for their unwavering commitment to public safety and the rehabilitation of reentrants.”

In proclaiming Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week, Governor Wolf acknowledged how these dedicated professionals work with the community to give reentrants a second chance to be productive members of society.

Pennsylvania has more than 41,800 state parolees under supervision and over 254,200 parolees who are on county probation and under the supervision of the courts.

“Agents sometimes face real dangers in their jobs, but they also have the opportunity to positively influence the lives of those who are being supervised,” said Secretary Wetzel. “It’s only fitting that we recognize the important role these highly-trained and skilled corrections personnel provide toward making our communities safer.”

Are you wanted by law enforcement?  Are you tired of running? Operation Safe Return is a chance for you to have active w...
05/01/2018

Are you wanted by law enforcement? Are you tired of running? Operation Safe Return is a chance for you to have active warrants reviewed and resolved with law enforcement. Safe Return will run May 1-3; 10am-3pm at Enon Tabernacle Chruch, Philadelphia.

WANTED PERSON:  Travis A. StambaughThe PBPP and the Lewistown Borough Police Department are looking for 32-year-old Trav...
04/30/2018

WANTED PERSON: Travis A. Stambaugh

The PBPP and the Lewistown Borough Police Department are looking for 32-year-old Travis A. Stambaugh of Enola, in relation to an April 10 homicide in Lewistown, Mifflin County. In addition to attempted homicide, Stambaugh is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of inflicting serious bodily injury during a robbery, prohibited possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm not to be carried without a license, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. Stambaugh is still at large and has an active Arrest Warrant for him. If you know the whereabouts Travis Stambaugh please contact police by calling 911 or Phone: (717) 248-6717.

Submit an anonymous tip on our website at: https://apps.pa.gov/Absconders/Absconder/SubmitTip?paroleNumber=494ES

PBPP Chairman Leo Dunn testifying at the PA House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Hearing.
02/27/2018

PBPP Chairman Leo Dunn testifying at the PA House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Hearing.

PA parole board members meet with inmates to discuss their re-integration into society
02/20/2018
PA parole board members meet with inmates to discuss their re-integration into society

PA parole board members meet with inmates to discuss their re-integration into society

LOWER ALLEN TWP., Pa. - About 2 hundred inmates at SCI Camp Hill met with members of the state parole board and other leaders Friday to have a conversation about how to re-integrate into society. The board says it has a 58 percent success rate of parolees who do not end up back in prison. They say i...

Milestone Recognition(s)Board Secretary John Talaber recognized his dedicated staff in the Office of Board Secretary wit...
02/08/2018

Milestone Recognition(s)
Board Secretary John Talaber recognized his dedicated staff in the Office of Board Secretary with a celebratory lunch today. The three-prong milestone was: the completion of the file conversion project by the end of calendar year 2017. The office began the project with 52,000 individual paper case files, indexed them, scanned them and ultimately created electronic files as part of the board’s mobile office environment initiative. The second milestone was the generation of 4,209 board actions in the month of January ~ a new record. The typical average is 2,700-3,000 each month. And the third part was...in the middle of finishing all of the case file conversion work and generating all of the board actions...the entire office moved from one side of the building to the other to make room for the new DOC staff who moved in to the building as part of the MOU consolidation process.

Great work everyone!

PBPP blood drive information.  Please share...
02/05/2018

PBPP blood drive information. Please share...

"Successful re-entry into society after incarceration begins the minute an inmate walks into the prison for the first ti...
02/01/2018
Officials urge inmates to take steps to gain parole | News, Sports, Jobs - Williamsport Sun-Gazette

"Successful re-entry into society after incarceration begins the minute an inmate walks into the prison for the first time," said Leo L. Dunn, chairman of the state Board of Probation and Parole.

Officials urge inmates to take steps to gain parole Top News Feb 1, 2018 Seth Nolan Reporter [email protected] MUNCY — Successful re-entry into society after incarceration begins the minute an inmate walks into the prison for the first time, said Leo L. Dunn, chairman of the state Board of Pro...

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