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City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Department of Prisons

  • Programs

    A variety of services and programs offered to inmates, including counseling; job placement; addiction treatment; individual, family, and group therapy; educational services; religious services; and psychological services.

  • Facilities

    Philadelphia's correctional facilities confine adults who have been committed by the courts and juveniles who have been remanded to the adult penal system through either direct file or certification. Find facility history, visiting rules, and hours.

  • Inmate Support

    Information for friends and family, such as: visiting locations, facility hours, contact information, fund allocations, and cashier hours.

Regarding sexual abuse and sexual harassment of inmates

The Philadelphia Prison System (PPS) has a zero tolerance policy regarding sexual abuse and sexual harassment of inmates. Inmates have the right to be free from sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and retaliation for reporting sexual abuse or harassment. The PPS is committed to the safety of staff and inmates. PPS staff and volunteers are trained to make every effort to prevent sexual abuse, and to take necessary steps to ensure incidents are responded to appropriately.

You can call the PREA Hotline (1-866-823-6703) yourself from any inmate phone or have a family/friend call on your behalf. You can be assured that the information will be received in a confidential manner.

Inmate Access

Access hours and rules, per Philadelphia Prisons System facilities. Check visiting times and requirements for all facilities.

Pennsylvania Crime Victims

If you have been affected by crime in Pennsylvania or know someone who has, PCV can help you. This website gives information about the criminal and juvenile justice systems, available services, the impact of crime, as well as how to get help.

Place Funds for an Inmate

Make inmate deposits, probation & parole payments or send email messages in the most efficient and secure manner possible.

Clothing Orders

SecurePak is an on-line store that allows you to send clothing and gift bags to an inmate in the Philadelphia Prison System. Orders can be placed on-line.


A debit call option offered through the Philadelphia Prison System's Commissary services. Debit Call is an outgoing telephone call from established debit telephone account purchased by the inmate through commissary. To set up a pre-paid account, that will allow inmate phone calls, please use the AdvancePay system.

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Bail Information

Receive information regarding hours, requirements and locations for paying bail.

  • Bail Information

Inmate Information/Complaints and Office of Public Relations