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STATE COUNTY BEDS
Pennsylvania Schuylkill 277
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
230 Sanderson Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
FAX
570-628-1015
 

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You are on Felony Probation: 4 Things Not To Do

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Why do Inmates get Put In the Hole?

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Deciding How Much Money to Put on the Books

What does the inmate need? Contact the jail and ask what basics are supplied. Most jails give the inmates toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap and toilet paper. Ask them what happens if the inmate runs out of something. is it replaced right away or do they have to wait a week or longer for new supplies […]

A Bath Salt Addict Describes Why She Gave Them Up

How did you discover bath salts? I was on probation and my probation officer was giving me random drug tests. A friend told me that the current drug screens being used in my county didn't check for bath salts so it would be a high that I couldn't be violated for. I decided to try […]

Drug Addiction and Anger: Why Should I Do Anything for Him After All He Did?

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Protective Custody in Prison: The Pros and Cons

Protective Custody can be a double-edged sword. It is a method for protecting an inmate from physical harm, but one the inmate is in PC (Protective custody), word spreads quickly and when the inmate is later placed back in general population, lots of people might have a problem. It is important to weigh the pros […]

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The High Price of Jail Calls: Reducing the Cost of Long Distance Calls

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What if an Inmate Becomes Terminally Ill?

You were handling your husband's incarceration by visiting once a month, writing constantly, and hearing him out during phone calls. Recently he was declared terminally ill, and all you want now is to spend his last few months with him, and you're hoping he can pass surrounded by family. In some states this is becoming […]

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  1. Smokey Wed, Apr 10 2013 10:51 AM

    Schuylkill County Prison is violating so many laws, they have inmates 3 to a cell, the 3rd person sleeps on the floor with no cot, just a strait pad on the floor, they do not feed the correct daily nutrition to the inmates. I can go on and on

  2. WTF Thu, May 09 2013 9:32 PM

    I've heard the same thing. It's terrible.

  3. Saddy Fri, May 10 2013 11:57 PM

    It's true. My husband said its the worst prison. He was a third person to a cell and he sleeps on the floor :( Poor example of a so called "prison"

  4. Anon Sun, Jun 09 2013 2:59 PM

    Don't Break the Law and you will not have to worry. I am glad its overcrowded it is not supposed to be leisurely getaway. Maybe it will make criminals learn their lessons

  5. jaaaaaaaayyyyyyy Thu, Jun 20 2013 9:22 AM

    My boy is locked up and put away in the county prison... i miss youuu brett.... i hope your doing good ; they better be treating you good . ily.

  6. susan Sun, Jun 23 2013 3:33 PM

    how can anyone say dont break the law etc. Most guys there are for addiction problems. There is NO HELP whatsoever. My son said he is starving. I wish someone would contact someone for help, but no one cares AT ALL. No church, no bibles, no food,no recreation of any kind.

  7. Faith Mon, Jun 24 2013 8:08 PM

    Anon...Though I appreciate and Respect and frankly agree, that if you deserve to be in prison, things should not be easy on you...They should be uncomfortable and rough...However, many have NOT been convicted of a crime and are still waiting trial...Perhaps they are innocent and certainly have the right to due process before having to suffer the actions of something they may NOT have done...That is what a jury is for....While prisoners are awaiting trial, perhaps they should be separated from population and have better conditions until such time as they are found GUILTY of a crime...jus sayin....Peace to You n Yours Always

  8. NU Wed, Jan 15 2014 2:11 PM

    Criminals barely get jail time for what they do in Schuylkill County, and that's when the Court system finally gives them jail time for what they do over and over. Victims get screwed again as plea bargains drop important charges. The state and county gets their due. My car and a neighbor's were totaled by a repeat offender that blew a .259, an hour after I moved to Pottsville. it then took the Court 362 of the allowable 365 days to sentence him, and the Judge let him be home for Xmas and New Years. Some get work release, which is good so the victim's can get a miniscule amount of restitution. I'm disabled and not having a car added to physical problems and pain, and kept me from being able to get to work. Meanwhile, John had a wonderful year of partying as evidenced by his Facebook page. Who says crime doesn't pay? You get what you deserve in life. I'm sure they had to detox him. Yes, conditions are harsh. There are no jobs or honest people are kept from working so there are less tax dollars to give prisoners more. Some are so dumb. They guy that died in the jail last year was my neighbor's nephew. He took an incredible amount of drugs the day before reporting, like he thought the high would last through his sentence. That was dumb. He left two little girls with a very young, drug addicted, incapable mother. The Courts gave custody of one to a relative. Not sure about the other. The public is also guilty of not reporting crimes and cooperating with the Police, not that all of the officers are the greatest, and the Court system is the pitts. Christine Hollman is a good attorney and I hope she is able to make changes. Drugs moved in and crime shot way up last year. Pottsville is a pretty place, but it's going to hell. It's a vicious cycle.

  9. cece Tue, Jan 21 2014 7:24 PM

    I agree pottsville is going to hell. Thats why next year im leaving. Ive had enough of the crooked cops and the drugs and crime in this town. I want my kids to grow up in a better place.I am no angel i spent 6 1/2 months at BCP in 2006 I learned my lesson have noy been in trouble and will not get in trouble, I wish everyone who goes to prison learns there is a joke if u want to find GOD go to jail,well for me thats what happen I feel sorry for those who are at SCP especially if the conditions r that bad. I pray that they find GOD. He is the only one who can get them out and keep them out

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