Inmates of the Philadelphia Department of Prisons can receive clothing through the commissary or through an in-person clothing exchange.
You can order clothing online through commissary.
In-person clothing exchanges are for court clothing only. Court clothing is a one-to-one exchange. You bring a clean outfit and take home the other one.
Clothing exchanges (In-person)
Clothing exchanges can only be made on the inmate’s designated visiting day. You can learn more about how to visit an inmate.
Two facilities have time restrictions for clothing exchanges:
- Detention Center: Clothing exchanges may be made before 1:30 p.m.
- Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center: Clothing exchanges must be made before 5 p.m.
Inmates must get approval for clothing exchanges from the unit manager at least 3 days before their assigned visiting day.
You can bring prescription eyeglasses, dentures, or a prosthesis to an inmate that a health care provider has approved. Shoes and sneakers are not accepted.
All other clothing can be purchased online.