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The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) is responsible for overseeing the operation of:  

  • 25 state correctional institutions, one motivational boot camp

  • 14 community corrections centers and oversees contracts with nearly 50 contract facilities

  • a training academy

  • approximately 15,000 employees and 50,000 inmates 

County prisons in Pennsylvania are not under the jurisdiction of the DOC. The parole process is under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. 

The entire state prison system is accredited by the American Correctional Association.