The Department of Corrections is responsible for overseeing the operation of:
- 26 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 more than 50,000 inmates.
County prisons in Pennsylvania are not under the jurisdiction of the DOC, and parole is governed by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.
The entire state prison system is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).