Chester County, Pennsylvania
County of Chester
313 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380
610.344.6000

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Inmate Visitation
Newly arrived inmates will not be eligible for visits until they are classified. The classification process usually takes from 48 to 72 hours.
 
Inmate Visitation Schedule
Phone Service
 
Please have your friends and family create accounts with Inmate Telephone, Inc. 
888-949-3303   
VISITING RULES
  1. Visiting will be permitted only during authorized hours on designated visiting days.
  2. An inmate may have only one (1) visit per day.
  3. A visit consists of three (3) authorized visitors who must enter the visiting area at the same time.  Visitors may leave at any time during the visitation time period.  Visits will be of thirty (30) minutes duration.  Any child of walking age is considered a visitor.
  4. Inmates are limited to ten (10) names on their visiting list.  The visiting list will be completed by the inmate’s Counselor.
  5. Inmates are required to request changes to their visiting list through their Counselor.  Changes require a waiting period of thirty (30) days once the list is completed.
  6. Identification
    All visitors must have proper identification when you arrive at the facility or you will not be able to visit. Visitors 18 years and older will need either one form of FULL photo identification or a photo identification with supporting documentation. One form of identification should provide your date of birth. Visitors between the ages of 12 and 18 will be required to have a photo ID showing their name. The acceptable forms of identification are given below:
    • Full Photo identification: Acceptable forms of full photo identification include a driver’s license or ID issued by a state or outlying possession of the United States that contains a photograph AND information such as name, date of birth, and address. An ID card issued by a federal, state, or local government agency or entities provided it contains a photograph and information such as name, date of birth, sex, height, eye color, or address. Students under the age of 18 will may use a Student ID that includes a photo and name.
    • Photo Identification that does not include date of birth and address MUST be supported with some additional documentation (utility bill, credit card statement, etc.) that includes the visitor’s name and current address.
    • Non-photo identification: Any two of the following are acceptable identifications, provided that they are accompanied by documentation that shows the visitor’s name, date of birth and address: Voter’s registration card, U.S. Military card, U.S. social security card issued by the Social Security Administration, original or certified copy of a birth certificate, or ID card for use of Resident Citizen in the United States.
    • Any non-photo identification MUST be supported with some additional documentation (utility bill, credit card statement, etc.) that includes the visitor’s name and current address if the visitor is 18 years old or older.
  7. All visitors are subject to be searched.  Persons refusing to submit a search will be asked to leave the premises.  The Person(s) will be instructed to call to make an appointment with the Warden to get approval to visit at a later date.
  8. Visitors are not permitted to carry any item into the visiting area.  Visitors are not permitted to give money or any item to an inmate.  Visitors are required to leave outer garments in the Lobby of the visiting area. Blazers, Sport Coats, Suit Jackets, Warm-up Jackets, “Hoodies” and sweatshirts with zippers, pockets, or pouches are considered outer garments and must be left in the Lobby.  Chester County Prison is not responsible for personal property of visitors.
  9. Visitors attired with inappropriately revealing or suggestive clothing (tube, tank or halter tops, see-through clothing, mini-skirts or dresses, clothes that expose the midriff, side or back, clothing with revealing necklines, or excessive splits) will not be permitted to visit. No sleeveless clothing is permitted. 
  10. Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit.  If someone is with a person under the influence, they will also have to leave the premises.
  11. Visits must be conducted in an orderly manner and in accordance with regulations.  Visiting privileges will be suspended or revoked for disruptive behavior or violation of visiting rules.
  12. Adult visitors will be responsible for the behavior of children in their charge.  Individuals over the age of sixteen years (16) will be permitted to visit without adult supervision, and will be accountable for their own actions.
  13. Visiting will start and end promptly at the times shown on the schedule.  Undue delay in leaving the visiting area will lead to suspension or revocation of visiting privileges.
  14. Only Money orders, payroll checks, I.R.S. Checks, or certified checks will be accepted in the money box drop points located at the visiting counter or driveway locations.
  15. Clothing exchanges must be accomplished during regular business hours, Monday through Friday and must have prior approval.  The person designated by the inmate must take excessive clothing out of the Prison as soon as possible.  Chester County Prison is not responsible for personal clothing or property of any inmate.
  16. Inmates are responsible for notifying those on their visiting list of any transfers within the Prison, which will change the inmate’s visiting schedule.
  17. The Warden must approve any exception to these rules.
  18. Pets are not permitted on prison property.
NO SMOKING IN ANY PART OF THE VISITING AREA
NO CELL PHONES PERMITTED IN THE VISITING AREA    
Correctional Center Visitor Information
Please be advised that all residents at the Work Release Center may only receive one visit per week. The day of the visit is assigned during the resident’s intake process at the Center, when the resident first arrives. Residents are allowed to request a change of that day. The resident is also offered a phone call during the initial intake process to notify family and friends of their assigned visit day.
Effective June 3rd, 2005. You must be on the Residents Visiting List to be allowed to have a visit with any resident. Visits will be split into two (2) one and one half hour sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The first session will begin at 6:15 P.M. and end at 7:45 P.M., and will be for residents whose last names begin with the letters from A through L.  The second session will begin at 8:15 P.M. and end at 9:45 P.M. for residents whose last names begin with the letters from M through Z. This will be in effect for all three nights.
Effective as of June 3rd 2005
 
Work Release / Pre-Release, Men & Women
W, P, & Z Blocks
Friday
6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.*
(Last name starts with A to L)
8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.*
(Last name starts with M to Z)
Saturday
6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.*
(Last name starts with A to L)
8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.*
(Last name starts with M to Z)
Sunday
6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.*
(Last name starts with A to L)
8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.*
(Last name starts with M to Z)
 
*Please call the Correctional Center at 610-793-9993 and after the voicemail answers press 0 to find out if you are on the Residents Visiting List, and which of the above evenings, the inmate you are visiting has his or her assigned visit day .

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