Prison

Visitation Alert



As of March 28, 2016, all Chester County Prison visitation will be conducted by phone visitation only. Previously issued rules and regulations with regards to inmate visitation remain in effect. All scheduled visiting times will also remain in place. This change has been implemented to enhance the safety of staff, family, friends and inmates.
Contact visitation will continue to be available when applicable at the Correctional Center and/or upon participation in designated family re-entry programming at the Prison.

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Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, inmate visitation may be canceled with little or no notice. We recommend calling the Prison prior to coming for a visit when weather conditions have caused other public service cancellations.

There maybe times due to health concerns of a “pandemic nature” that the Prison will be forced to alter and/or cancel inmate visitations. More Information 

Inmate Financial Responsibility Change

 
Inmates will be charged an $85 booking/processing fee. This fee will be assessed to an inmate’s account upon initial commitment. An initial commitment includes, but is not limited to, an inmate’s entry to the Prison on criminal charges (felony, misdemeanor and/or summary offenses), violation of the terms and conditions of probation/parole, violation of bail rules and regulations and whenever the inmate is issued an inmate ID number. There will be no additional booking/processing fee for an inmate after initial commitment with an existing ID number. However, if an inmate is officially discharged from the Prison and is subsequently recommitted, reactivating his or her inmate ID number, a new booking/processing fee will be assessed.

If an inmate does not have sufficient funds in their account at the time of commitment, a negative account balance will be created. If an inmate has a negative balance due to unpaid booking/processing fees, they will not be eligible to participate in Commissary and Block Phone access until the fees are paid in full. All financial transactions will be made through the Inmate Accounts Department.