Department of Corrections

The Erie County Department of Corrections houses criminal offenders at the Erie County Prison.

The department, led by Warden Kevin Sutter, aims to protect society by securely housing criminals while also providing a safe environment for prison staff and inmates. The department operates as part of the county executive’s administration and is overseen by the department of administration.

The department also provides a variety of programming opportunities at the prison in an effort to help inmates prepare to re-enter society. This includes work release, G.E.D. and alternative educational programs, anger management groups, drug/alcohol treatment, life skills and religious education.

The department also helps to clean up neighborhoods and public parks through the Community Works Program.

Did you know? The Erie County Prison achieved full compliance, a notable achievement, from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections last year.