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City of Philadelphia

About Us


To provide a secure correctional environment that adequately detains persons accused or convicted of illegal acts; to provide programs, services, and supervision in a safe, lawful, clean, humane environment; and to prepare incarcerated persons for reentry into society in a frame of mind that will facilitate their becoming law-abiding citizens.


A historical timeline of the Philadelphia Prisons System's organization, programs, and its facilities.

Executive Staff

Biographies and images of the Philadelphia Prison System's Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners, and Wardens.

Staff Directory

An extensive contact listing of Philadelphia Prison System staff members.

Organizational Chart

The listings and duties of the Executive PPS Staff and Board.


Keep up with current news from the Philadelphia Prison's System.

PPS Honor Guard

PPS Honor Guard

PPS Honor Guard