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Prisons in the County and in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania State Archives has population records for Pennsylvania's earliest penitentiaries, Western State Penitentiary and Eastern State Penitentiary. A search of these records can be made if you have the full name of the individual, prisoner number (if known), and date of incarceration.

  • Eastern State Penitentiary, 1829-1957
  • Western State Penitentiary, 1826-1957

To request copies of prison records, please see for fees and a mail in form.

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Last Revised: March 31, 2008

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