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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
(215) 685-7888 for press inquiries


PDP releases updated COVID-19 protocols

With the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP) has released updated COVID-19 protocols, which include masking no longer being required within PDP facilities.

The department will continue to work closely with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to maintain these protocols and align them with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.



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