Welcome to the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland website.

This website will provide you with the historical background to the Parole Commissioners, information about who the Parole Commissioners are and the legislative framework within which they work.

The Parole Commissioners are an independent body who make decisions on the release and recall of all life sentence and public protection sentence prisoners in Northern Ireland. They also make decisions on the recall and further release of determinate custodial sentenced prisoners.

The Parole Commissioners replace the Life Sentence Review Commissioners, the previous body that existed for that purpose.


Please note PCNI will be moving premises on 20 July 2015 from Linum Chambers, Bedford Street to Laganside Courts, Oxford Street.

Please ensure that all correspondence posted to PCNI after the 20th July is addressed appropriately:

Parole Commissioners’ Secretariat

Laganside Court


1st Floor

Oxford Street