- 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
- 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 PennsylvaniaThere are 680 jails and prisons in state Pennsylvania
Zelienople City Jail
111 W New Castle Street, Zelienople, PA, 16063
Yeadon City Jail
600 Church Lane, Yeadon, PA, 19050
Yardley City Jail
1100 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA, 19067
Wyomissing City Jail
22 Reading Bouldevard, Wyomissing, PA, 19610
Wrightsville City Jail
2425 Craley Road, Wrightsville, PA, 17368
Womelsdorf City Jail
101 West High Street, Womelsdorf, PA, 19567
Windber City Jail
1741 Basin Drive, Windber, PA, 15963
Willow Grove City Jail
117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA, 19090
Williamsport City Jail
1951 Green Ave Ste #2, Williamsport, PA, 17701
Wilkes-Barre City Jail
1267 Sans Souci Pkwy, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702
Wilkinsburg City Jail
605 Ross Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA, 15221
Whitaker City Jail
124 Grant Avenue, Whitaker, PA, 15120
Wexford City Jail
230 Pearce Mill Road, Wexford, PA, 15090
Westover City Jail
2447 Ridge Road, Westover, PA, 16692
West Salisbury City Jail
1507 St Paul Road, West Salisbury, PA, 15565
Wernersville City Jail
68A North Galen Hall Road, Wernersville, PA, 19565
Wesleyville City Jail
3421 Buffalo Road, Wesleyville, PA, 16510
Wellsboro City Jail
28 Crafton Street, Wellsboro, PA, 16901
Weissport City Jail
440 Allen Street, Weissport, PA, 18235
Weatherly City Jail
10 Wilbur Street, Weatherly, PA, 18255