Chester County Prison, PA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: August 28, 2020

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610-793-1510
501 South Wawaset Road, West Chester, PA, 19382-6776
Chester County Prison

The Chester County Prison is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The Chester County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Chester County Prison

The law agencies in and around Chester County work closely with this facility. A majority of the inmates in the Chester County Prison reside in Chester County  All the inmates that are held in this facility have no more than a 2 year sentence. All bookings are completed by two correctional officers.

While being economical the Chester County Prison mission is to supply the inmates with all the resources they need. 

The jail operates in a way that surpasses national and state standards.

How to Find Someone in Chester County Prison

The Chester County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Chester County Prison. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all current inmates is a big responsibility. That is what the Chester County Sheriff's Department Does.

The Chester County Prison has its jail roster with their current arrests open to the general public by the Chester County Sheriff's Department. This database can be found on the Chester County Sheriff’s Department official website.

You can search the Chester County Prison roster by the inmate’s name. When doing a successful search, you will see the following information below:

  • Inmate’s Full Name
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Charges
  • Mugshots
  • Booking Date
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Projected Release Date

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

The Chester County Prison are allowed to get written letters from their family and friends. For safety reasons all letters get inspected by jail employees when they arrive.  The jail staff pass out the letters to the correct inmates after the mail gets inspected. 

When you send items to the jail along with your letters, there are you are not allowed to send. Here is a list of items that are not allowed: 

•    Gang Related Items
•    Plastic
•    Metal
•    Music Cards
•    Metal
•    String
•    Ribbons
•    Glitter
•    Perfume
•    Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
•    Poloroids
•    Writing Paper
•    Pencils
•    Pens
•    Stamps
•    Envelopes
•    No photographs larger than 5x7”

The Chester County Prison inmates are allowed to receive books and newspapers magazines. The books, magazines, and newspapers will need to be sent directly from the bookstore or publisher to the jail. All books being sent to the jail will have to be new and paperback. All used and hardcover books are not allowed. Books will be sent back to sender if they are used or hardcover. 

Sending Money

The Chester County Prison inmates will need money to buy things from the commissary. You can send a cashier’s check or a money order to directly to the Chester County Prison, if you would like to fund an inmate's account. Make sure to make the money payable to the inmate. 

The money orders or cashier’s checks can be dropped off at the Chester County Prison or you can mail them to the jail at the address listed below: 

Chester County Prison
501 South Wawaset Road, West Chester, PA, 19382-6776

Make sure to write the return address on the envelope if you choose to mail the money order or checks.  It will take several days for the money orders to be deposited into the inmate’s bank account. 

Phone calls

The Chester County Prison inmates are not allowed to get phone calls from their family or friends. During phone time, inmates are permitted to call their family and friends.  The inmates are only allowed to have 15-minute phone calls. The call will be disconnected when the 15-minutes is up.     

Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are prohibited for the inmates to use. The call will be disconnected if an inmate is caught using any of these features. Disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate. 

The Chester County Prison inmates are allowed to make collect calls only. Only individuals who have a landline phone can receive collect calls. Those who only have a cell phone will not be able to get any collect calls. The individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for any and all charges that are associated with the collect call. The Chester County Prison is not responsible for any and all charges associated with the collect calls.

Email

The Chester County Prison inmates do not have a way to get onto the internet. The inmates can not communicate with friends and family using any electronic messaging systems. You will need to send a written letter to the address above if you would like to stay in touch with an inmate in the Chester County Prison.

Visiting Rules

The Chester County Prison inmates can have visitors. All visitors under the age of 18 will are allowed to visit, however, they will need to stay by their legal guardian. Before you are allowed to visit you will need to show either your driver’s license, state identification card, or your United States Passport.

Make sure you put all your personal belongings in your car. You are not allowed to bring any of your personal belongings to the visitation area. 

Before you can visit an inmate, you will need to schedule an appointment. Your appointment can be scheduled here.

Visiting hours are listed below:

Chester County Sheriff's Office

Address: 201 West Market Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19382
Phone: 610-344-6850
Website: http://www.chesco.org/index.aspx?nid=167

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Chester County Prison
501 South Wawaset Road, West Chester, PA, 19382-6776

Chester County Prison Information

Jail Name Chester County Prison
Jail Type County Jail
Location 501 South Wawaset Road, West Chester, PA, 19382-6776
Phone 610-793-1510
City West Chester
Postal Code 19382-6776
State Pennsylvania
County Chester County
Jail Webpage website

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Holiday

How Often Can I Visit?

The Chester County Prison inmates are allowed to have 5 visits per calendar week. These visits can include 1 adult visitor and 2 minor visitors and the visit can be up to 15-minutes long. 

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