Prison Inmate Information

Newly arrived inmates will not be eligible for visits until they are classified. The classification process usually takes 48-72 hours.

Phone Service

  1. Telephone calls are prepaid and limited to 10 minute intervals. Family members and friends of the inmate must set up a prepaid account either online or by phone. The inmate phone service currently used by the prison is GTL (GlobalTel Link). In order to set up the AdvancePay account online, logon to the  Inmate Advance Pay System
  2. Customers can also use GTL’s automated phone system  by calling to create an account and make deposits with a credit card. The system is completely automated 1-866-230-7761.
  3. Once the inmate has paid the required booking fee, he/she will be permitted to establish an inmate phone account. The inmate is permitted to have a maximum of 7 PANs (Personal Allowed Numbers) at one time. On the first of each month the inmate will be required to re-establish thePANs
  4. You will receive an automated prompted call from the inmate phone service. You will need to follow the prompts accordingly in order to speak to the inmate. Each time you receive a call, the system will inform you of the current balance on the account. In order not to have service interruption, you are encouraged to replenish the account as directed by the system.

Visiting Rules

  1. Visiting will be permitted only during authorized hours on designated visiting days.
  2. An inmate may have only one visit per day.
  3. A visit consists of three 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 minutes duration. Any child of walking age is considered a visitor.
  4. Inmates are limited to ten 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 30 days once the list is completed.
  6. 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 US 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. 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 to a search will be asked to leave. 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. Prison 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. Inmate tablets have also been provided  for inmate use by the Prison Administration. Visitors utilizing Video visits are subject to monitoring and review by Chester County Prison. All visitors utilizing Video visits must conduct themselves in an appropriate manner and in accordance with Prison regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, inappropriate dress, behavior, or unauthorized communications. Visitors’ tablet privileges will be suspended or revoked for any behavior or  communication deemed inappropriate by the Prison Administration or its’ designee.
  12. Adult visitors will be responsible for the behavior of children in their charge. Individuals over the age of sixteen years 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, IRS checks, or certified checks will be accepted in the money box drop points located at the visiting counter or driveway locations.
  15. Inmate Clothing exchanges must be initiated by the inmate. The inmate must submit a request slip requesting the exchange of his/her personal clothing. Once the inmate receives written approval from the I.D. Supervisor, the inmate's clothing may be exchanged. Sneakers may not be exchanged. Clothing may be exchanged Saturdays or Sundays between the hours of 8:30 am. - 10:30 pm. There are no clothing exchanges conducted during the week Monday through Friday.
  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. Former inmates of this institution are barred from visitation for a minimum of one
    calendar year from the date of their release and must apply for approval prior to
    being permitted to visit.
  18. The Warden must approve any exception to these rules.
  19. Pets are not permitted on prison property.
  20. No smoking in any part of the visiting area
  21. Cell phone are not permitted in the visiting area

Correctional Center Visitor Information

All residents at the Work Release Center may 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 visit day. The resident is also offered a phone call during the initial intake process to notify family and friends of their assigned visit day.

You must be on the resident's visiting list to have a visit with any resident. Visits will be split into two - one and one half hour sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

  • The 1st 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 2nd 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.

 Work Release/Pre-Release Men and Women
 W, P and Z Blocks


  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) 


 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) 


 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 610-344-4222 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.