The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is responsible for keeping an updated database on all inmates serving out their sentences in Pennsylvania state prisons.
The public database is located on the official Pennsylvania Department of Corrections website. The public database only contains inmates that are currently under the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections supervision, whether they are in prison, on parole, or on probation. The public database is updated daily. You can search by their inmate number, first and last name, gender, date of birth, age, and other identifying information.
Unlike the state of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania city and county jails keep their records separate. If you are looking for information on an inmate serving out time in a city or county jail, you will need to get in touch with the correct agency.
When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Pennsylvania Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The DOC number will take precedence during all searches. The DOC is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their DOC number by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their DOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the DOC field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.
If you don’t know the inmate’s DOC number or there are no search results for the DOC number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.
When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.
You will see the following pieces of information in the Pennsylvania jails inmate search:
You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Adams County Correctional Complex||County Jail||Adams County|
|Allegheny County Jail - 2nd Avenue||County Jail||Allegheny County|
|Allegheny County Jail - 5th Avenue||County Jail||Allegheny County|
|Shuman Juvenile Detention Center||State Prison||Allegheny County|
|Armstrong County Jail||County Jail||Armstrong County|
|Beaver County Jail||County Jail||Beaver County|
|Beaver County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Beaver County|
|Berks County Prison||County Jail||Berks County|
|Bedford County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Bedford County|
|Berks County Youth Center||County Jail||Berks County|
|Blair County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Blair County|
|Blair County Prison||County Jail||Blair County|
|Bradford County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Bradford County|
|Bucks County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Bucks County|
|Bucks County Community Corrections Center||County Jail||Bucks County|
|Bucks County Youth Center||County Jail||Bucks County|
|Butler County Prison||County Jail||Butler County|
|Bucks County Department of Corrections||County Jail||Bucks County|
|Cambria County Prison||County Jail||Cambria County|
|Cameron County Jail||County Jail||Cameron County|
|Chester County Prison||County Jail||Chester County|
|Centre County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Centre County|
|Carbon County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Carbon County|
|Chester County Youth Center||County Jail||Chester County|
|Clarion County Corrections||County Jail||Clarion County|
|Clearfield County Prison||County Jail||Clearfield County|
|Columbia County Prison||County Jail||Columbia County|
|Clinton County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Clinton County|
|Dauphin County Woodside Family Center||County Jail||Dauphin County|
|Crawford County Correctional Facility||County Jail||Crawford County|
|Cumberland County Prison||County Jail||Cumberland County|
|Dauphin County Prison||County Jail||Dauphin County|
|Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center||State Prison||Lima County|
|Elk County Prison||County Jail||Elk County|
|Delaware County George W. Hill Correctional Facility||County Jail||Delaware County|
|Erie County Prison||County Jail||Erie County|
|Erie County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Erie County|
|Erie County Sheriff's Holding Facility||County Jail||Erie County|
|Fayette County Prison||County Jail||Fayette County|
|Forest County Jail||County Jail||Forest County|
|Fulton County Jail||County Jail||Fulton County|
|Franklin County Jail||County Jail||Franklin County|
|Greene County Prison||County Jail||Greene County|
|Huntingdon County Prison||County Jail||Huntingdon County|
|Indiana County Jail||County Jail||Indiana County|
|Juaniata County Prison||County Jail||Juniata County|
|Lackawanna County Prison||County Jail||Lackawanna County|
|Jefferson County Jail||County Jail||Jefferson County|
|Lancaster County Jail||County Jail||Lancaster County|
|Lawrence County Jail||County Jail||Lawrence County|