One of the few free searches on the internet is for inmates in jail and prison. Below you'll find the searches and lookups available from official websites or those provided with population reports to post online. Other ways to find someone in custody are to call using the phone numbers found by clicking the button on your right marked "Search Jail".
Search all jails in Pennsylvania
Find all county jails
plus more about those listed here with any alternate search options that are available. "Search Jails" if you don't see your county. Information you'll receive can include offense reports, list of charges, arresting agency and requirements necessary for release.
- Local authority within state boundaries that governs smaller communities.
- Detention facility with criminal detainees awaiting trial or serving shorter sentences.
- Person in the custody of law enforcement for alleged illegal activity. Prisoner or convict.
More about corrections in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is a commonwealth state with a traditional government structure. A common term used by counties when refering to detention facilities is "prison" rather than "jail" though that seems to be in decline over the last several years. The state also has prisons, penitentiary style, organized and overseen by the PADOC. Units are located all over the state; careful attention should be drawn to the directory titles when choosing because of the naming system mentioned previously.
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