Pennsylvania

The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in Pennsylvania. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by Pennsylvania's state department of corrections.

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In the past, we have observed fluctuations in the total number of COVID-19 tests and deaths reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. In January, the agency took its dashboard offline while implementing improvements and reinstated it in mid-April, after several months of limited data reporting.

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State DOC Data GradeView scorecard
Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons16,0633,865611516640256,30961,672
Federal Prisons4,1484,562717844----
ICE Detention Centers602--3630------
State and Local Youth Facilities2206,0610000----
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons10,5666,4129256--------
Federal Prisons----10--0------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Philadelphia Dept Of Jails

County Jails

53--

Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution

Federal Prisons

363

Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex

Federal Prisons

340

Smithfield Correctional Institution

State Adult Prisons

323

Rockview Correctional Institution

State Adult Prisons

94
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Map of Pennsylvania with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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53

Spikes represent the active cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeD*

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Pennsylvania. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of June 28, 2022.

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In the past, we have observed fluctuations in the total number of COVID-19 tests and deaths reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. In January, the agency took its dashboard offline while implementing improvements and reinstated it in mid-April, after several months of limited data reporting.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    By facility

  • Population

    By facility

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

  • Boosters

    None

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

  • Boosters

    None

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    No

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    Yes

  • Contextualized Historically

    Yes

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click a row to view full details.

FacilityPeople releasedRelease details

County-wide jails

Bucks

250Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations

Montgomery County Correctional Facility

Montgomery

201

Northumberland County Jail

Northumberland

88Minor offenses

Statewide prisons

Pennsylvania

746Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations

Statewide prisons

Pennsylvania

2,575Parole/probation violation, Other
Map of Pennsylvania with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.
County with a release

Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19. Click a row to view full details.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
Dauphin11/23/2020Poor People’s Campaign, the Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration, the Human Rights Coalition, Abolition Law CenterCar Rally, March/Protest–ExternalInternalAccelerated releases
Dallas Correctional InstitutionLuzerne2/1/2021Maroon Party for LiberationOnline ActionInternalAccelerated releases
Franklin County JailFranklin3/29/2020 - 4/8/2020People incarcerated at Franklin County JailHunger StrikeCoordinatedSanitation improvements
ICE York County PrisonYork3/28/2020ICE DetaineesHunger StrikeExternalSanitation improvements
PHILADELPHIA FEDERAL DETENTION CENTERPhilidelphia11/28/2020Workers World Party Philadelphia and other organizationsProtestInternalAccelerated releases