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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State DOC Data GradeView scorecard

Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons11,6712,808801914134----
Federal Prisons3,0733,3801618228,3039,131
ICE Detention Centers48310,1260000----
State and Local Youth Facilities882,424513800----
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons5,3353,23710564--------
Federal Prisons----20--0------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Philadelphia Dept Of Jails

County Jails

2,052--

Dallas Correctional Institution

State Adult Prisons

1,279275

Smithfield Correctional Institution

State Adult Prisons

1,104239

Forest Correctional Institution

State Adult Prisons

1,001181

Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex

Federal Prisons

917--
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Map of Pennsylvania with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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2.1k

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeC*

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 14, 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
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    By facility

  • Population

    By facility

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    By facility

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.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)DateOverall population reduction/ total # of releasesPopulation prior to releasesKnown facility capacityRelease detailsSource
AlleghenyAlleghendy County Jaildistrict court administrator4/13/2020134524882400Vulnerable populations
BlairBlair County Jailpublic county defender4/8/2020249384350
BucksBucks County JailDistrict attorney5/13/2020734952376Parole/probation violation, Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence
BucksCounty-wide jails4/14/2020250909Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations
ClearfieldClearfield County Jailcounty court system5/14/2020103179139
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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.

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