New Inmate Locator
The Inmate Locator contains information about each inmate currently under the jurisdiction of the Chester County Prison. The Inmate Locator is a useful tool for confirming information about inmates currently housed in the facility: the inmate's ID Number, case number and what they are being held for. (H - Hearing, C - Court, S -Sentence). The Inmate Locator does not contain information on inmates not currently residing in the Chester County Prison.
The renovation process has been completed. Beginning March 28, 2016, Chester County Prison’s visiting will be conducted by phone visitation only. All previously issued rules and regulations with regards to inmate visitation remains 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, if applicable, at the Correctional Center and/or upon participation in designated family Re-Entry Programming at the Prison.In the event of inclement weather Inmate Visitation can be canceled with little or no notice. Therefore, it is recommended you call the Prison prior to coming for a visit when weather conditions have caused other public service cancellations.
Unfortunately, there maybe times when due to health concerns of a “pandemic nature” we will be forced to alter and or cancel our inmate visitation schedule. More Information
Inmate Financial Responsibility Change
The Chester County Prison Board on 6-18-14 amended the current IFR (Inmate Financial Responsibility) Program to include the following:
Effective 8-1-14 all inmates who are committed on or after this date will be charged an $85 booking / processing fee. This fee will apply and 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 assessed 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 thereby reactivating his or her inmate ID number, a new Booking/Processing Fee will be assessed.
Should an inmate not have sufficient funds on his/her account at the time of commitment to cover the entire fee, a negative account balance will be created. Should he/she have a negative account balance due to the unpaid current Booking/Processing fee, and/or a previous unpaid Booking/Processing fee of record, he/she will not be eligible to participate in Commissary and Block Phone access until the current and any prior unpaid fees are paid in full. All financial transactions will be made through the Inmate Accounts Department.