Pennsylvania Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: August 2, 2021
Department Name
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Phone Number
(717) 728-2573

Types of Correctional Facilities in Pennsylvania

Those who are serving a prison sentence in a Pennsylvania prison are overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Through a centralized inmate database, you can easily search for an inmate.

While you can search for inmates in federal prison, you will not be able to search for inmates in county jails, police jails, or city jails. To find those inmates, you will need to visit their respective sites.

Below, you will find information on the Pennsylvania DOC, how to search for an inmate, and stay in contact.

Pennsylvania DOC Mission

Operating as a team, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) embraces diversity and is committed to enhancing the safety of the public. They are proud of their reputation as leaders and strive to reduce criminal behavior by providing individualized treatment and education to inmates. This individualized treatment has been successful in community reintegration through accountability and positive change.

How to Search for an Inmate

You will need to do an inmate search to find the facility where the offender is located as well as other information that will be needed to stay in contact and send money.

From the PADOC homepage, you will click on the tab under the picture that says inmate locator. You will then be prompted to make sure your popup blocker is disabled. Then to click the inmate locator icon to access the locator.

You can do your inmate search by name, DOB, inmate number, location, race, or committing county.

Write down all information about the inmate after the search. You will need to write down the inmate number, date of birth, and their current location.

How to Stay in Contact with an Inmate

Inmates that stay in contact with friends and family have a better outcome of being rehabilitated. You can stay in contact with a loved one in several different ways.

Mail: One of the easiest ways to stay in contact is by sending letters. Here is the information you will need to send mail to an offender:

  • Smart Communications/PADOC
  • Inmate Name/Inmate Number
  • Institution
  • PO Box 33028
  • St Petersburg, FL 33733

Phone calls: In order for you to stay in contact with an inmate through phone conversations, you will need to set up a prepaid account through Securus online or by phone at 1-800-844-6591.

Email: If you need to get an urgent message to an inmate, you can email them. You will need to sign up for an account on Connect Network.

Visit: You can visit in person or virtually in Pennsylvania prisons. Contact the facility where the inmate is located for visitor information.

How to Send Money to an Inmate

If you wish to put money on an inmate’s books, you will need to refer to the information from the inmate search. To send a money order, you will need a money order deposit slip and the following information:

  • Correct inmate ID#
  • Inmate’s full name
  • Sender name and address

Or, you can deposit money directly into an offender's account by using Jpay. Sign up for an account.

In order to keep everyone safe, it is important that you follow all rules and regulations. If you have questions, contact the facility.

Correctional Facilities in Pennsylvania

There are 224 jails and prisons in state Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County Jail

230 Sanderson Street, Pottsville, PA, 17901

(570) 628-1450

State Correctional Institution Houtzdale

209 Institution Drive PO Box 1000, Houtzdale, PA, 16698-1000


Lackawanna County Prison

1371 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA, 18509


Dauphin County Prison

501 Mall Road, Harrisburg, PA, 17111


Armstrong County Jail

171 Staley's Court Road, Kittanning, PA, 16201


Luzerne County Correctional Facility

99 Water Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18711


Bellefonte County Jail

P.O. Box 41Bellefonte, PA 16823


Wyomissing City Jail

22 Reading Bouldevard, Wyomissing, PA, 19610


Williamsport City Jail

1951 Green Ave Ste #2, Williamsport, PA, 17701


Wilkes-Barre City Jail

1267 Sans Souci Pkwy, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702


Wexford City Jail

230 Pearce Mill Road, Wexford, PA, 15090


Wesleyville City Jail

3421 Buffalo Road, Wesleyville, PA, 16510


Wellsboro City Jail

28 Crafton Street, Wellsboro, PA, 16901


Watsontown City Jail

4th & Main Street, Watsontown, PA, 17777


Warrington City Jail

852 Easton Road, Warrington, PA, 18976


Upper Darby City Jail

7236 W Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA, 19082


Tyrone City Jail

1100 Logan Avenue, Tyrone, PA, 16686


Tarentum City Jail

3054 Howes Run Road, Tarentum, PA, 15084


Slippery Rock City Jail

306 E Water Street, Slippery Rock, PA, 16057


Shippensburg City Jail

83 Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg, PA, 17257