About Us - Department of Corrections

 
 

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

-- 26 state correctional institutions, one motivational boot camp,

-- 14 community corrections centers, nearly 40 contract facilities,

-- a training academy,

-- approximately 16,000 employees and more than 51,000 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).  
 
Click HERE to read the DOC's "Overview" document.
 

Our Mission

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.

 

El Departamento de Correcciones de Pennsylvania opera como un solo equipo, abraza la diversidad y se compromete a mejorar la seguridad pública. Estamos orgullosos de nuestra reputación como líderes en el campo de correcciones. Nuestra misión es reducir la conducta criminal proporcionando tratamiento individualizado y educación a los reclusos resultando en la reintegración exitosa de la comunidad a través de la rendición de cuentas y cambio positivo.