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Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

Opening in 1995, the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility (CFCF) is the largest PPS facility. CFCF consists of four housing buildings and an administration/ core building.
The Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility is named in honor of Warden Patrick N. Curran and Deputy Warden Robert F. Fromhold, who were murdered at Holmesburg Prison on May 31, 1973. They are the only PPS staff known to have been killed in the line of duty. Opening in 1995, the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility (CFCF) is the largest PPS facility. CFCF consists of four housing buildings and an administration/ core building. Each building has eight housing units, or pods, four on each floor. Each pod consists of 32 cells, divided into two tiers, organized around a common living and dining area. Inmates housed on each pod have access to indoor and outdoor recreation, medical triage, law library, and program areas. The core building includes the administrative offices for the Commissioner of Prisons, central administrative staff, the warden, and facility staff. Facilities for intake and reception, along with industrial shops, educational classrooms, and program areas, also are included in the core building. A bail commissioner, court staff, and public defenders are on site, and lineups are conducted at CFCF. Occupying one full acre of the 25-acre facility is a cook-chill food production facility with the capacity to produce 40,000 meals daily. CFCF serves as a 24-hour intake center for adult males, and almost 30,000 males are processed through the facility´s receiving room on an annual basis. All new inmates undergo an admissions and diagnostics process, which includes classification; orientation; medical examination; issuance of an inmate handbook, clothing, and personal care items; and social service assessment.

Inmate Access

Visiting Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 9 pm
Visitors must sign in by 7:30 pm

Cashier Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 9 pm

Inmates must obtain unit manager's approval for clothing exchanges at least 3 days in advance before the regular visiting day.

(215) 685-7843