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Crime, law & justice

Find an inmate

Before you start

To search for an inmate’s location, you’ll need:

  • the person’s full name and date of birth; or
  • the person’s police identification number (PID).

The locator only includes facilities managed by the Philadelphia Department of Prisons.

Need help finding an inmate?

Call any of the numbers below for help locating an inmate. The office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To avoid peak calling hours on weekdays, call before 9 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

If the first number you call is busy, try one of the other numbers.

By phone

  • (215) 685-8394
  • (215) 685-8395
  • (215) 685-8396

Para el servicio en español, llama al (215) 685-8392.

Additional inmate information

To obtain other information about an inmate, you can use any of the following phone numbers to contact the Office of Community Justice & Outreach.

If the first number you call is busy, try one of the other numbers.

By phone

  • (215) 685-7288
  • (215) 685-7711
  • (215) 685-8909

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