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The Department of Corrections is responsible for overseeing the operation of:
-- 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.


Prison Emergencies

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania now uses Code RED some action on your part may be required in order to continue to receive notifications.

Do you want to be notified about major emergencies happening at a state prison near you?  Click here to register to receive e-mail, pager, text and/or phone notifications of a major emergency at a Pennsylvania state prison via the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Alert System - Code RED
*You must register to receive notification, and please note that texting/messaging fees may apply.

Note:  Citizens who do not have Internet access should contact the Critical Incident Manager at the nearest state prison (click here for the DOC prison listing (Word Document)).  The Critical Incident Manager will take their information and then enter it into the Code RED system for them.