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Philadelphia Department of Prisons

Focusing on rehabilitation while providing safe, lawful, and humane correctional facilities.

Philadelphia Department of Prisons

Due to COVID-19, no civilian visitors are allowed at Philadelphia’s prisons. Official and legal visits are still permitted. Incarcerated individuals are provided with 15 minutes of free phone calls daily. Learn more about how the Philadelphia Department of Prisons is responding to COVID-19.

What we do

The Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP) provides a secure correctional environment to detain people accused or convicted of illegal acts. The PDP operates four facilities:

To prepare incarcerated people for successful re-entry after their release, we also offer the following programs and services:

  • Job training
  • Educational services
  • Parenting classes
  • Substance abuse services
  • Behavioral health therapy
  • Counseling, individual, and group therapy


7901 State Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 685-7888 for press inquiries


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