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.
|Cumulative Cases||Active Cases||Cumulative Deaths||Tests|
|Incarcerated People||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k|
|State Adult Prisons||14,502||3,489||1,608||387||155||38||205,254||49,387|
|ICE Detention Centers||490||10,273||0||0||0||0||--||--|
|State and Local Youth Facilities||152||4,187||10||275||0||0||--||--|
|Staff||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k||Count||Per 10k|
|State Adult Prisons||8,187||4,968||801||486||--||--||--||--|
Smithfield Correctional Institution
State Adult Prisons
Laurel Highlands Correctional Institution
State Adult Prisons
Philadelphia Dept Of Jails
Loretto Federal Correctional Institution
Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex
Spikes represent the active cases in a facility for incarcerated people
Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard
Data Reporting & Quality GradeB*
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 October 11, 2021.*
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
Data reporting for staff
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.
|Facility||People released||Release details|
|250||Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations|
Montgomery County Correctional Facility
Northumberland County Jail
|746||Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations|
|2,575||Parole/probation violation, Other|
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.