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Parole Board


The Kentucky Parole Board conducts parole eligibility hearings for persons confined in any adult state penal or correctional facility or sentenced felons incarcerated in county jails who are eligible for parole. The board also conducts parole eligibility hearings for youthful offenders.

KRS 439.330 Duties of the Board​
  • The board shall:
    • ​Study the case histories of persons eligible for parole, and deliberate on that record;
    • Conduct reviews and hearings on the desirability of granting parole;
    • Impose upon the parolee or conditional releasee such conditions as it sees fit;
    • Order the granting of parole;
    • Issue warrants for persons charged with violations of parole and post incarceration supervision and conduct hearings on such charges, subject to the provisions of KRS 439.341, 532.043, 532.400;
    • Determine the period of supervision for parolees, which period may be subject to extension or reductions after recommendations of the cabinet is received and considered; and
    • Grant final discharge to parolee


The mission of the Kentucky Parole Board is to make decisions that maintain a delicate balance between public safety, victim rights, reintegration of the offender and recidivism. We will achieve this important balance by application of our core values of knowledge, experience, and integrity.

Contact Information
Please submit all inquiries or letters of support or opposition to:

Kentucky Parole Board
P.O. Box 2400
Frankfort, KY 40602-2400
Phone: 502-564-3620
Fax: 502-564-8995