Erie County Prison, PA Inmate Roster

Updated on: September 5, 2021
Erie County Prison

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Erie County Prison Basic Information

Facility Name
Erie County Prison
Facility Type
County Jail
1618 Ash Street, Erie, PA, 16503-2168
Postal Code
Erie County
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When you find out a friend or loved one has been sent to jail, it can be a trying time for everyone involved. Although this is a tough situation, we are here to make it easier. Below you will find everything you need to know about Erie County Prison including how to see if the person you are looking for is actually there.

General Information About the Facility

Erie County Prison is a county jail which means that inmates may not stay there for very long. If they have committed a smaller crime, they will be jailed in a county jail up to 3 years.

If an offender has committed a more serious crime, they will be transferred to a state prison. Most inmates will stay in a county jail until they are fully sentenced.

Erie County Prison is located at 1618 Ash Street, Erie, PA, 16503-2168. The jail is at a medium security level, and is for adults who have committed a crime or offense in Erie County.

Daily Life in Erie County Prison

Daily life in county jail works a little differently than federal prison. This is because detainees are delivered daily and some may stay only a few days, but rarely more than 3 years.

Erie County Prison is divided into pods. Each pod has cells, common areas, and an outside recreation court. There are typically only 3 inmates per cell unless the jail is crowded.

Inside the cells is only a sliver of a window. Common areas have tables made of solid steel attached to the floor for inmates to play cards or board games.

How to Find an Inmate

Erie County Prison houses and serves inmates on a daily basis. Because inmates are coming in and out, you can call 814-451-7500 for their current roster.

You can also do an inmate search by using VINELink online. Click find an offender. You will need to know the offender’s first and last name. This will give you the exact location of the offender as well as their offender ID which you will want to write down.


Within every jail or prison is a commissary. A commissary is a store where inmates can purchase additional items that they may need while incarcerated. Inmates can get the following items at Erie County Prison:

  • Clothing

  • Shoes

  • Hygiene products

  • Razors

  • Books

  • Magazines

  • TVs

  • Radios

  • Playing cards

  • Headphones

  • Tablets (no internet access)

  • MP3 players

If you choose, you can send money to an inmate for them to purchase these items at the commissary. They will need money on their books to purchase any items.

To send money, you will need to call the facility at 814-451-7500 to find the best way to put money on an inmate’s books. Usually, you can send a money order, moneygram, or cashiers check.

You will want to have the inmate’s first and last name, their offender ID, and the address of the jail they are incarcerated at.

Staying in Contact with an Inmate

It is very important for an inmate to be able to stay in contact with positive friends and family. Research has shown this helps them to focus on rehabilitation and keep them out of jail in the future.

There are several ways you can stay in contact with an inmate at the Erie County Prison.

You can send them mail. From packages and gifts to postcards and letters, mail is a great way to stay in contact. Send mail addressed to the offender with their ID number to 1618 Ash Street, Erie, PA, 16503-2168. You must have a return address.

You can visit an inmate. You will be limited to only two people visiting the inmate at one time. You will also need to fill out a visitor application. Call 814-451-7500 to get more information about visiting.

All visits are non-contact. You will see each other through a glass partition.

You can receive calls from an inmate. Although inmates in Erie County Prison cannot receive incoming calls, they can make outgoing calls. These calls are collect which means the person receiving them will need to pay for the incoming call.

If you have an friend or family member in the Erie County Prison, rest assured that they are in good hands and will be taken care of.

Erie County Prison Statistics

Erie County Prison Admissions

Asian Prison Admissions -
Native Prison Admissions -
Total Prison Admissions 552
Other Prison Admissions -
White Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions -
Black Prison Admissions -
Male Prison Admissions 513
Female Prison Admissions 39

Erie County Prison Population

Male Prison Population 1,196
Female Prison Population 60
Total Prison Population 1,256

Erie County Prison Population By Race

Asian Prison Population -
Latino Prison Population 71
White Prison Population -
Other Prison Population 4
Black Prison Population 532
Native Prison Population -

Erie County Jail Admissions By Race

Native Jail Population -
Asian Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population 103
Black Jail Population 267
White Jail Population 310

Erie County Jail Admissions

Female Jail Population 108
Total Jail Admissions 4,370
Total Jail Population 653
Male Jail Population 572

Erie County Pretrial Jail Population

Female Pretrial Jail Population 60
Male Pretrial Jail Population 420
Pretrial Jail Population 357

Erie County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 16
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 23
Jail Population Held for State Jail 5
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 2
Jail Population Held for ICE 6

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