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

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

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It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

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Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

Decriminalizing Marijuana doesn't always mean it is completely legal. In some cases, such as in Massachusetts, possession of less than an ounce is no longer a crime but is now a civil offense. Possession It is a civil offense to possess one ounce or less of Marijuana. If found guilty the fine is $100. In […]

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Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

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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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