Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center, PA Inmate Roster

Updated on: September 18, 2021
Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center Basic Information

Facility Name
Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center
Facility Type
State Prison
4728 Lake Pleasant Road, Erie, PA, 16504-2778
Postal Code
Erie County
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Prisons work differently in different states. It can be challenging to know what exactly you need to do when a friend or family member is incarcerated. This guide will make it easy for you to navigate the Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center.

You will learn about the Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center, what inmates do daily, how to search an inmate, and other information that will help you along the way.

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About Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center

The Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center contains both male and female offenders of different levels of custody.

The levels of custody at the Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center encompass minimum security all the way to maximum and death row. The facility is located at the following address:

4728 Lake Pleasant Road, Erie, PA, 16504-2778

If you have any questions about the prison or the inmates in the prison, you can call them at 814-451-6191.

Daily Life of an Inmate

The Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center believes that the success of an inmate starts while they are in prison. From day one, offenders are preparing for their release back into society. They begin assessments in receiving and orientation that help the prison to establish a plan for the inmate. Education, treatment, and life skills are all evaluated.

These evaluations help staff to set goals for recovery, rehabilitation, and skill development so that an inmate will have the tools that they need to lead a successful, crime-free life once they return to society. Here are a few programs that are offered to offenders:

  • Education

  • Employment

  • Life skills

  • About Con Quest- For substance abuse

  • Hope-clean sober life support

  • Excell-For women with substance and trauma abuse

  • Reading for the blind

  • Religious services

  • Vocational services

How to Search for an Inmate in Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center

Because there are so many separate facilities within the prison, it is important to do an inmate search to identify the exact housing location of an inmate. You will want to write down their housing assignment as well as the inmate’s ID number.

To find their ID number and housing information, you will do an inmate search by click here. You can search for an inmate by their full name or last name. Once you find the inmate you are looking for, you can click on their name to find their housing facility and ID number.

How to Keep in Contact

Research has proven that inmates who have a strong support system are more likely to be rehabilitated. The Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center encourages positive friends and family who are law abiding to keep in contact with inmates while they are incarcerated. There are several ways to do this.

Mail an Inmate

A great way to keep in contact with an inmate is by sending mail, letters, or care packages. Inmates are able to receive mail as soon as they arrive in prison.

Inmate's Name, ID Number

Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center

4728 Lake Pleasant Road, Erie, PA, 16504-2778

You will also want to write the above information on each page of your letter to ensure it gets to the right inmate. If you have questions about mail issues, you can call 814-451-6191 with questions or concerns. This number is only to be used for mail issues.

Talk to an Inmate

Although you will not be able to call an inmate directly, they can call you. In order for them to call you, you will need to establish a prepaid account. You can visit the website, or you can call 814-451-6191.

Visit an Inmate

Visitation times and days depends on the facility an inmate is housed in. Do an inmate search to determine their facility. From there, you can visit the inmate visiting schedules.

Before you can schedule a visit, however, you will need to be on the approved visitor list. You can get on this list by having an inmate send you a visitor application or by filling out a visitor application. Approval may take 21 to 45 days as you will need to pass a background check.

You will need to follow all visiting rules, or your visitation may be suspended. If you have any visitation questions or concerns, you can call the visitation office at 814-451-6191.

Release Day

When an inmate is close to being released, they will be given a release day. Although there the inmate is being released, there are still rules regarding a release. For more information about release day, visit the release page online.


Although an inmate receives basic needs from the Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center, they may need additional items. Within every prison, there is a store specifically for inmates called commissary. Commissary allows inmates to purchase items such as:

  • Hygiene products

  • Socks, shoes, and underwear

  • Mailing supplies

  • Snacks

  • Tablets (no internet)

  • Books

  • Games

  • Other items permitted to the inmate

If an inmate would like to purchase something from commissary, they will need to have money on their account.

How to Send Money to an Inmate

There are several ways you can put money on an offender’s commissary account. Keep in mind that Edmund L. Thomas Adolecent Center uses a third-party provider to fund inmate accounts. To send money, you will need the inmate’s full name and their offender number.

If you have further information or questions about sending money to an inmate, you can call 814-451-6191.

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