ODRC Parole

Address: 770 W Broad Street Columbus, OH 43222

Phone: 614-752-0800; 614-728-1938 (fugitive)

In accordance with HB 86, the Judicial Request for Community Sanctions form was created to provide a uniform manner in which Common Pleas Courts can seek community sanctions for a particular offender.  Completed forms should be electronically forwarded to the following email account: DRC.JudicialRequest@odrc.state.oh.us.

In June 2011, the 129th General Assembly of the State of Ohio passed House Bill 86 to reduce the cost of corrections while maintaining and enhancing public safety.  HB 86 included provisions to develop minimum standards for the training of adult probation officers.   Research indicates that standardization of training leads to greater professionalism and coordination among officers and between departments.  Furthermore, states that implement training standards for probation officers demonstrate consistency in reducing recidivism and increasing public safety.

The Adult Parole Authority (APA) is responsible for the release and supervision of adult felony inmates returning to local communities from prison, as well as assisting Courts of Common Pleas with supervision duties for felony offenders. It is comprised of the Parole Board and Field Services. The APA was created in 1965 and is responsible for the duties addressed in Chapter 5149 of the Ohio Revised Code.

The APA’s mission is to "aid in the reentry of offenders by partnering with community stakeholders and law enforcement agencies to preserve public safety by holding offenders accountable through diverse supervision strategies and technology." The philosophy of supervision statement for the Field Services section of the APA is to "effectively supervise and provide opportunity for offenders to reenter into law abiding citizenship and to reward, encourage, and promote positive behavior, while holding offenders accountable for negative behavior." The APA determines release of inmates from prison to parole or transitional control, sets supervision conditions for inmates released on post release control, coordinates placement of offenders in the community and supervises them upon their release from prison. In addition, the APA assists counties in the development of basic felony supervision services upon request for the Courts of Common Pleas. The APA administers Ohio’s interstate compact agreement for probation and parole coordinating movement of supervised offenders among states.

The APA has staff located in six regions with numerous district and satellite offices throughout the State. The majority of the Division’s staff work in this section, approximately 728 employees. The APA supervises more than 27,000 offenders.

Parole Violators at Large

Violators at large should be considered dangerous and possibly armed. Do NOT attempt to apprehend one of these individuals.  Call your local law enforcement agency or 911.  Law enforcement personnel must verify the warrant with LEADS/NCIC prior to arresting.  If you would like to relay any information concerning an individual on this page, you may contact a fugitive coordinator by e-mail Fugitive.Val@odrc.state.oh.us or contact the fugitive section at 614-752-1114.  All information received will be kept confidential. 

Generally, photos are not available for inmates released prior to 1998.

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Questions concerning the information contained in these documents should be sent via the U.S. Mail to the appropriate correctional institution, attn: Record Office. Addresses are available at this link: INSTITUTIONS.