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Updated on: July 24, 2022
Philadelphia Prison System – Detention Center

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The Philadelphia Prison System – Detention Center is a 1578 bed facility located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Philadelphia Prison System – Detention Center Police Department operates this facility and the adult inmates that are held at the Philadelphia Prison System – Detention Center.

This is a short-term detention center that holds inmates for no more than 12 months. The Philadelphia Prison System – Detention Center holds inmates that are awaiting trial as well as the inmates that are serving their sentence. Inmates get transferred to a federal or state prison if they are going to be serving a sentence for more than 12 months.

Philadelphia Prison System - Detention Center - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Philadelphia Prison System – Detention Center

  • Facility Type

    City Jail

  • Address

    8201 State Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19136

  • Phone

    215-685-8580

  • Capacity

    1578

  • City

    Philadelphia

  • Postal Code

    19136

  • State

    Pennsylvania

  • Country

    Philadelphia County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    Philadelphia Prison System – Detention Center

  • Facility Type

    City Jail

  • Address

    8201 State Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19136

  • Phone

    215-685-8580

  • Capacity

    1578

  • Country

    Philadelphia County

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The names of the inmates that are held at the Philadelphia Prison System - Detention Center are published by the Philadelphia Prison System - Detention Center. Their website does not have a roster.

For more information, you will need to talk to a staff member by giving them a call. Their phone number is 215-685-8580. They will be able to help you locate your loved one if they are held at this facility.

Send a Mail/Package

All mail including incoming and outgoing mail gets checked by the Philadelphia Prison System - Detention Center employees. The inmates open their mail under the supervision of a staff member. Be sure to include your return address on all mail.

Mail that is not within these guidelines will be sent back to the sender or stored in the inmate’s locker until they are released.

4" x 6" postcards that are metered, unstamped, plain white, with pencil or blue or black ink writing on it can be sent to an inmate. All other mail is not allowed.

Sending Money

Inmates need money when they are in jail to purchase daily life necessities and to make phone calls. There is no way for inmates to make money in Philadelphia Prison System - Detention Center so they need loved ones to fund their account.

Most jails and prisons allow loved ones to transfer money into an inmate’s account by using electronic services such as JPay and Western Union.

Be sure you have the inmates full name, the inmate’s ID number, as well as their location – or a system.

You can call the Philadelphia Prison System - Detention Center at 215-685-8580 for more information on sending money to an inmate.

Phone Calls

All inmates have phone time so they can talk to loved ones. You will not be able to call the inmate at Philadelphia Prison System - Detention Center but they can call you. Most of the time inmates make collect calls where the one who is receiving the call is the one who has to pay for the fees that are associated with the collect call.

Visitation Rules

Inmates at Philadelphia Prison System - Detention Center are allowed to have visitors. When visiting an inmate you will need to keep all of your personal belongings in your vehicle as they are not allowed in the visitation area. You will also need to have your government-issued photo ID.

Visiting Hours

Sunday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Federal Holidays 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

VISITATION HOURS

  • Monday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Directions

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