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The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections operates as one team, embraces diversity, and commits to enhancing public safety. We are proud of our reputation as leaders in the corrections field. Our mission is to reduce criminal behavior by providing individualized treatment and education to offenders, resulting in successful community reintegration through accountability and positive change.

What's New...

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NEW!! Pennsylvania Correctional Industries' Optical Lab at SCI Cambridge Springs was recently highlighted in the Winter 2014 newsletter by the National Correctional Industries Association.  To view this newsletter (and the article highlighting PCI on page 28), visit

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Dear Family & Friends of Inmates,
T​he inmate telephone services switch-over from GTL to Securus planned for Dec. 7-10, 2014, has been delayed until Jan. 11-14, 2015. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause you.  This delay will not interrupt inmate phone calls, and in fact, GTL recently reduced their phone rates to the same rate Securus charges. Families and friends of inmates should continue to make arrangements with Securus in anticipation of the switch over in January.  GTL and Securus contact information can be found on this website's Inmates Telephones page.​ (posted 12/05/2014)
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Click HERE to be taken to our interactive services map 
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Dear Family & Friends of Inmates,
Due to the upcoming holidays, there may be extended visiting days/hours at some of our prisons.
We have posted information on the "Visiting Days - Times" page and on the specific prison pages (Muncy and Fayette so far).  Also, inmates have been notified of any expanded visiting
opportunities at their specific prisons and can help visitors determine which day to visit. 
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We post our news as it happens HERE on our online newsletter, "Correctional Newsfront"
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Learn how you can register to receive notifications of major prison emergencies HERE
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