Dauphin County Prison

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Updated on: February 7, 2021

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Location 501 Mall Road, Harrisburg, PA, 17111
Official Website http://www.dauphincounty.org/government/criminal-justice/prison/Pages/default.aspx

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is home to the Dauphin County Prison. The Dauphin County Prison is a medium-security facility that is responsible for housing no more than 1030 offenders.

The Dauphin County Prison will either be responsible for housing both sentenced and not sentenced offenders. Most of the offenders in the facility are not sentenced and could not post bail for one reason or another.

Dauphin County Prison — General Information

Facility Name Dauphin County Prison
Facility Type County Jail
Address 501 Mall Road, Harrisburg, PA, 17111
Capacity 1030
Facility Type Adult
City Harrisburg
Postal Code 17111
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin County
Official Website http://www.dauphincounty.org/government/criminal-justice/prison/Pages/default.aspx

Banner County Sheriffs Office

Address 206 State Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17101
Phone 308-436-5271
Website website

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates will only be permitted to receive a postcard from you. Inmates will not be permitted to receive handwritten letters inside an envelope. All correspondence must be made through a postcard. All post cards must be standard size and they must not contain glitter or stickers.

Please keep in mind that all postcards that you send to an inmate will always first be read by a correctional officer to ensure that there are no illegal conversations going on through the mail. It is to keep everyone inside and outside of the facility safe.

Sending Money

While the Dauphin County Prison provides their inmates with three meals a day, inmates will also need to purchase other various things from the commissary. The commissary is just like when we go to the grocery store. All items will cost money.

You can send a money order with the inmate’s information on it to deposit funds into his or her account.

Phone calls

When it comes to an inmate calling you, they will have one of two options here at the Dauphin County Prison. An inmate will either be able to use the prepaid service from Global Tel Link or they will be able to call you with collect calls.

Majority of the inmates will opt in to use the prepaid service from Global Tel Link since there are no limitations when they are trying to call their loved ones like there is with collect calls.


Inmates in the Dauphin County Prison can have visitors. You will need to call the facility to find out when you will be allowed to come down and visit an inmate. When visiting you will be required to show your photo identification card. If you do not have that on you, you will not be allowed back into the visitation room.

Visiting Hours

Monday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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