Accessing Pennsylvania Criminal Records
A Pennsylvania criminal record is available through various free record forms and options. You will be required to pay a certain fee to obtain these criminal records. These records mainly include national criminal records, federal criminal records, and city and county criminal records. Apart from these there are online search sites for inmate and sex offender records.
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is under the supervision of the government. The main telephone number for this department is (717) 975- 4859. The phone numbers regarding other specific offices and central office bureaus can be obtained simply by clicking on the link naming “Key DOC Staff”. This link is placed on the left side of the webpage. You can access this page by simply visiting http://www.cor.state.pa.us. The “institution” link which is also located on the left side of the page is useful in getting all the information regarding state prison addresses and phone numbers.
The inmate locator is another important section of this webpage to get detailed information about each inmate which is directly under the supervision of jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections. This locator is an important tool for getting information about the inmate’s race, date of birth, where they are housed and other useful items. The information about where an inmate is housed does not reflect the actual information regarding the treatment he is receiving.
Pennsylvania Parole Absconders
The information records regarding absconders are available on http://www.pbpp.state.pa.us/absconders/site/default.asp . If you require any information regarding the absconder’s whereabouts this is the site to visit. This information is provided by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole as a part of a public service. If anyone wishes to provide information regarding absconders then you can report it here between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm. You can also call the district office phone number which is listed on the webpage next to the photos, contact the 24-hour operation monitoring center at 1-800-932-4857, or email email@example.com. The information which is provided here will be under strict confidentiality. You can also take a printed list of absconders with or without photos as per your liking.
Office of the Victim Advocate
The Victim Advocate’s offices also render various services to crime victims. You can call 717-731-7060 or the toll-free number 800-322-4472. There are various services that are offered by the Office of the Victim Advocate like registration of all the crime victims’ cases. These include information about offenders who are sentenced and sent to the state correctional institutions. The office also provides notification of released inmates as per the Pennsylvania’s Crime Victims Bill of Rights (ACT 155-1992) and Victim Advocate Law (ACT 8-1995). It also holds detailed information regarding inmate releases, submission of victims comments, petitions etc.
Apart from these there are other places to get information regarding any Pennsylvania criminal record from the Pennsylvania State Police Department. PA criminal records can also be obtained from criminal history request forms that are available online.