The Chester County Prison Board on 9/25/2012 amended the current I.F.R. (Inmate Financial Responsibility) Program to include the following:
Effective 01/01/2013 all inmates who are committed on or after this date will be charged a $50.00 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 committment 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.