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Philadelphia Department of Prisons

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

Philadelphia Department of Prisons

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:

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


7901 State Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone: (215) 685-8909 for Community Justice and Outreach
(215) 685-8395 for Classification, Movement, and Registration

Interested in working with the PDP?

We’re looking for qualified candidates to work in our jails as correctional officers. You can sign up to be notified when applications open.


Philadelphia Department of Prisons Commissioner Michael R. Resnick smiles at camera
Michael R. Resnick, Esq.
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