If you have a safety concern regarding an inmate please call the SUICIDE HOTLINE, which is monitored 24/7. (717)-664-LIFE(5433)
At this time, we are currently having issues accepting credit/debit cards.
We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the issue.
Beginning on March 1st, 2021 Lancaster County Prison will open for inmate visitation under modified guidelines and using a new process. Please Click Here to view the new guidelines and process for visitation.
To see the latest Lancaster County Prison Inmate Update Click Here. This update has been distributed to the entire inmate population.
COVID-19 Definitions and Updates
An Isolation Block is when there is a known positive COVID on the block.
Quarantined Block is when we are either waiting on test results or will be testing the block due to known positives coming off the block. No moves on or off the block.
Intake Blocks are technically not quarantined. They are on a cohort status, meaning small groups of inmates being allowed out for block out, but movement on and off the block still occur.
Inmate Digital Mail Notice:
Beginning November 1st, 2020 all personal inmate mail will be sent to the kiosks/tablets on the housing units. Legal Mail will still be in paper form. Beginning November 1st, 2020 all personal paper mail will be returned to sender.
This service will be completed through Securus and Guarded Exchange.
The new mailing address for all incoming personal mail effective November 1st, 2020 is:
Inmates Full Name and ID #
C/O Securus Digital Mail Center-Lancaster County
PO BOX 792
Lebanon, MO 65536
For more information the the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections about COVID-19 please Click Here
For a FAQ Question and Answer Guide about how Lancaster County Prison is handling COVID-19 Click Here
To sign up for E-Messaging or for more information please visit the website below.
Title 37 Inspection Results
In November 2018, Lancaster County Prison was inspected by the DOC under Title37, Chapter 95 standards.
There are many areas reviewed including housing, classification and security procedures.
Lancaster County Prison was in compliance with all sections. The only change that was required was repair to 2 shower areas in Work Release housing. A quote was obtained and the work was performed in February 2019. Documentation was submitted to the inspectors and full compliance was issued.
The in depth inspection includes policy review and face to face interviews with both staff and inmates. All areas of the facility are toured and inspected for safety and sanitation. It covers security, treatment, education, medical services and food service operations.
We are proud to report that our compliance carries us through to our next scheduled inspection in 2020.
A letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in regard to the Lancaster County Prison Title 37 inspection is linked here.
Friends and family members of an inmate are encouraged to report any suspicion that the inmate is a victim or perpetrator of sexual abuse or harassment by calling the PREA Hotline.
PREA Hotline: 1 (844) 429-5412