No. In Pennsylvania, the consideration for parole is not done at an actual hearing but is a process. You do have the right to offer prior comment concerning the parole decision; your comments will be considered by the Board of Probation and Parole prior to any decision being made concerning the release of the offender on parole.
If you are registered with the Office of the Victim Advocate, you will be notified by letter when the offender is going to be considered for parole. If you are not registered, you may want to talk to an advocate at your local Victim Service Program who can help you register or you may do so by calling the Office of the Victim Advocate.
If an inmate is released after serving their entire sentence in prison, no one has jurisdiction over them and they will not be supervised by anyone.
Yes, you can be informed of the termination of the court’s jurisdiction. You will need to be registered with the Office of the Victim Advocate to receive notification.
The Office of the Victim Advocate will notify you by letter of the date parole is scheduled to be completed for the offender. Or if the offender is in prison, the Office of the Victim Advocate will notify you when the offender’s maximum sentence has been completed.
Or you may also want to talk to an advocate at your local Victim Service Program who can help you register with PA SAVIN. Or you can call 1-866-972-7284 and register yourself. You will then be notified by telephone, at the number you provide, when that offender is released.