Crime, law & justice

Find an inmate

Find the location of an inmate in the Philadelphia Prison System.

Before you start

You’ll need:

  • The inmate’s first and last name.

How to find an inmate online:

  1. Enter the inmate’s first and last name into the name search area.
  2. Results will show your inmate’s facility, PPN, and date of birth.

Need help locating an inmate?

Use any of the five numbers below for help locating an inmate. The office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To avoid peak calling hours on weekdays, call before 9 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

If the first number you call is busy, try one of the other numbers.

By phone

(215) 685-8434
(215) 685-7957
(215) 685-7958

Para el servicio en español, llama al (215) 685-8692.

Additional inmate information

To obtain other information about an inmate, you can use any of the following phone numbers to contact the Office of Community Justice & Outreach.

If the first number you call is busy, try one of the other numbers.

By phone

(215) 685-7093
(215) 685-7080
(215) 685-7711


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