Dauphin County Prison in lockdown while facility-wide search is conducted

HARRISBURG, PA (September 16, 2019) – The Dauphin County Prison went on a facility-wide lockdown this morning at 4 a.m. and will remain on lockdown until 7 a.m. on September 18, 2019, while a full search is conducted.

To ensure the safety and security of inmates, employees and visitors, periodic searches of the institution are conducted.

There will be no visitation or programming that occurs during this lockdown; however, court hearings will continue as scheduled. The public will be notified when normal operations and visitation resume.