Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Parole Board is experiencing a high volume of emails and phone calls.
The Parole Board does not provide status updates on pending parole or pardon matters
The Parole Board has no authority to consider an incarcerated person for parole unless he or she is discretionary parole eligible or geriatric conditional release eligible (age 60 and has served 10 years, or age 65 and has served 5 years).
If you wish to provide information about an inmate who is before the Parole Board for review, please fill out the Parole Board contact form below this message. Please be advised of the following:
- The Parole Board does not provide status updates on pending parole or pardon matters.
- Monthly Parole Decisions are posted on the Virginia Parole Board’s Parole Decisions page.
- If you have general question about filing a pardon or you have questions regarding a pending pardon, please contact or visit the website for the Secretary of the Commonwealth at https://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/judicial-system/pardons/.
- If you have concerns about the current law involving parole, you may contact your State Senator or Delegate. If you are not sure who your representatives are, please go to https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/ to find out.
Thank you for your patience.
General questions or concerns can be sent to the parole board through the contact form. The name, email address, and message fields are required.
Please note that the Parole Board does not provide parole decisions to anyone other than the inmate or to the inmate's counselor. For information on parole decisions, please contact the inmate directly or review the decision reports on the Parole Decisions page. These reports are published monthly.
All form downloads are in fillable PDF format.
Appeal the Parole Board’s decision that an inmate is ineligible for parole
Petition for consideration of conditional release of any geriatric inmate that meets the legal requirements
Petition for consideration for conditional release from incarceration any inmate who is considered terminally ill.
Appeal or request reconsideration based on significant new information or error in information or policy of the Parole Board's not grant decision