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Send clothes to an inmate

Service overview

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.

Commissary (Online)

All other clothing can be purchased online.