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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Contacting the Parole Board

There are a variety of ways you may contact the Ohio Parole Board.  The most common are through the following four options:

  • Website:  If you are interested in commenting in support of, or in opposition to, an inmate's potential release, complete the form online and submit to the Ohio Parole Board for consideration at the inmate's next scheduled hearing.  Please note that any comments you submit will remain confidential and are not public record due to their use in the parole hearing process. The form is for comments only.  You will not receive a reply. Click "Contact Us" to access the form.
  • Regular Correspondence:  Any correspondence seeking a response should be directed via U.S. Mail to the following address:  Ohio Parole Board, 770 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222.  Correspondence may also be faxed to 614-752-0600.
  • Victim Conference Day:  Registered victims of crime may request an in-person meeting with a Parole Board Member or a telephone conference with a Parole Board Member within 60 days of an inmate's next scheduled hearing with the Parole Board. For more information about Victim Conference Day, please contact the Office of Victim Services at 614-728-1976 or toll-free at 1-888-VICTIM4 (1-888-842-8464) or click Office of Victim Services to view additional information.
  • Offender Conference Day:  Family or other interested parties who wish to speak with the Parole Board in support of an inmate's release, may request an in-person meeting or a telephone conference with a Parole Board Member within 60 days of an inmate's next scheduled hearing with the Parole Board.  Please contact the Ohio Parole Board at 614-752-1200 or toll-free at 1-888-344-1441.

In any communication to the Ohio Parole Board, it is critical that you identify the inmate for which you are submitting comments as all DRC records are indexed utilizing the inmate's assigned institution number. Please click "Offender Search" if you need to locate the inmate's number to include with your correspondence.