Welcome to the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland

The PCNI office is currently accepting post but, where possible, post should be sent electronically to our Referrals Mailbox which is monitoried daily - Referrals@parolecomni.org.uk. We appreciate your co-operation.

Please be aware that PCNI email addresses have changed. They now take the following format, please update your records accordingly: firstname.surname@parolecomni.org.uk

This website will provide you with information about who the Parole Commissioners are, the legislative framework within which they work and how the parole process works.

The Parole Commissioners are an independent body of experienced people 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 who have been sentenced to 12 months or more.

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