Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 04 until further notice

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Crime, law & justice

Locate an inmate

The Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP) operates four facilities. You can use the inmate locator to find the facility an inmate is housed in. The locator only includes facilities managed by PDP.

Use the inmate locator

To search for an inmate’s location, you’ll need one of the following:

  • The person’s full name and date of birth
  • The person’s police identification number (PID)

Use the locator


If you need help locating an inmate

If you need help locating an inmate, call one of the numbers below. The office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • (215) 685-8394
  • (215) 685-8395
  • (215) 685-8396
  • Para el servicio en español, llama al (215) 685-8692.

More inmate information

To find other information about an inmate, contact the Office of Community Justice & Outreach.

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