The Philadelphia Alternative and Special Detention
in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Philadelphia Alternative and Special Detention
are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Philadelphia Alternative and Special Detention
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Philadelphia County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Pennsylvania Prison
or Federal Prison System
Inmates in the Philadelphia Alternative and Special Detention
are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.
The other jail facilities in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania are: Philadelphia - Riverside Correctional Facility
, Philadelphia Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
, Philadelphia Detention Center
, Philadelphia House of Correction
, Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center
, Philadelphia Police Detention Unit
. In addition, Philadelphia County houses the following juvenile facility: Philadelphia Youth Study Center
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Philadelphia County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Philadelphia Alternative and Special Detention
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Philadelphia County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Philadelphia Alternative and Special Detention Inmate Search
Philadelphia Prison System - ASD
8101 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Philadelphia Alternative and Special Detention
Inmate's Name, (PID) Photo ID number
8101 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Jail (Main): 215-685-8870
Court: 215 683-7293
Adult Probation: 215-683-1280
Adult Court: 215-683-7016
Bailing out an Inmate:
Bail can be paid Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility lobby (7901 State Road). Call 215-685-8394 24/7 to get bail amount or answers to questions.
Bail can also be paid anytime, 24/7 at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert Street (basement level). Their number is 215-683-7726 or 215-683-7727
They will accept cash anytime, however if you may only pay with a cashier's check from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
Bail can also be paid with Visa, Mastercard, Discover or Money Orders. No personal checks accepted.
Visiting Hours: (Information)
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Each inmate is allowed one hour of visits per week.
The only Holidays where visits are allowed are Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
Depositing $ in Inmate Accounts at the Facility:
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Phone Calls with Inmates:
Inmates can purchase a debit card in Commissary to make outgoing calls. Another option is that you can set up a prepaid account online.
Inmate Account Online Deposits:
You can make deposits to an inmate's account, make probation and parole payments and send email messages to an inmate by opening an account with this company.
Food and Clothing Care Packs - Online Purchases
Go to this website to send Food, Snacks and Clothing to an inmate in the Philly Prison System.