The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) enhances public safety through the housing and rehabilitation of incarcerated individuals in facilities throughout the Commonwealth. As the largest agency in Pennsylvania, the DOC oversees the operation of state correctional institutions and community corrections centers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through educational opportunities and treatment programs, it prepares incarcerated individuals for a successful reentry back into the community.

Contact an Inmate

The DOC supports family and friends maintaining contact with their incarcerated loved ones.

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Visit an Inmate

Learn about visiting an incarcerated loved one.

Learn how to visit an inmate
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Send Mail to an Inmate

Learn how to send letters, books, and more to an incarcerated loved one.

Learn how to send mail to an inmate