Dauphin County Prison

Dauphin County Prison, PA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: March 20, 2021
Postal Code
Dauphin County
Phone Number
501 Mall Road, Harrisburg, PA, 17111

About Dauphin County Prison

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The Dauphin County Prison serves all of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

The Dauphin County Prison is not like many other county facilities throughout the United States.

The Dauphin County Prison is a smaller facility. The Dauphin County Prison can only house up to 1030 female and male offenders. The Dauphin County Prison on a typical day will average about 1030 inmates.

The Dauphin County Prison is classified as a medium-security county facility. The Dauphin County Prison will only house those adults who are over the age of 18.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

The Dauphin County Prison approves the following items to be sent to inmates:

  • Letters

  • New Paperback books

  • Magazines

  • Photos

  • Newspapers

All items will need to have the inmate’s information on them and be mailed by USPS.

Sending Money

You are only allowed to mail an inmate a money order by using USPS. No cash.

Phone calls

If you do not have a mobile line and would like to receive calls from the inmates in the Dauphin County Prison, you will be happy to know they don’t just do collect calls anymore. They also use Paytel.

Paytel is a third-party service that contracts with the Dauphin County Prison. You can choose a plan you would like when you create your account.

Keep in the back of your mind that if there is no money in the phone account, the inmate will not be able to call you using the Paytel service. They will have to call you collect.


Visitation is held on Thursdays at the Dauphin County Prison.

Visitation will be held during two set times on Thursday. The first time being 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The second time being 7 pm to 9 pm.

You should note that the inmates in the Dauphin County Prison will only be allowed to have one visit every week.

Everyone in your party will need to have a photo identification card prior to being allowed in the visitation area. If you are bringing someone under the age of 18, they will need to be brought with their legal guardian and stay with the party the entire time.

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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