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The Truth about Prison Phone Calls

Your inmate needs to stay connected to friends and family. While lots of information can be shared on the phone, precautions must be taken so that everyone involved can avoid having future problems. Phone Calls are Recorded If your inmate wants to discuss the case with you by phone, use extreme caution going forward. The […]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Help an Addict While he is Away at Rehab

Unless your friend is still living at home with parents and has no bills or responsibilities, he/she is going to need some help while at rehab. The five main reasons addicts worry about being gone are: Pets: If you are an animal lover, you might offer to take his pet in and take of him […]

What Type of Arrest Warrants Will Cause Social Security Benefits to Stop?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) can only stop your benefits if the arrest warrant is for a fleeing crime. If there is a warrant for something other than fleeing, it does not qualify for benefit cut off or forced repayment. Historically, the SSA stopped benefits for anyone who had an arrest warrant for any reason. […]

Understanding Inmate Calling Plans

Most jails and prison contract with third party vendors to provide a way for inmates to call their friends and families. Some of those companies only have one choice, but many of them provide a few options when you open and fund the account. Understanding what the different choices are will help you make a […]

Can Inmates Receive Visitors While they are in the Hospital?

Most inmate medical needs are taken care of at the county jail through a doctor and nursing staff. Sometimes a health condition arises that requires hospitalization. Hospital visitation rules depend on several factors: Jail rules: Some jails have a non-negotiable rule that inmates in the hospital cannot receive visitors. They consider it a security

Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone. Check Visitation Rules Some jails will allow people to split visits […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Hawaii

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once you've been convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Hawaii include: If You Have Been Charged In Hawaii you maintain your right […]

Three Ways to Make Jail Calls Cheaper

Telephone calls are a lifeline between inmates and their families. Just hearing each other's voices helps ease the tension and anxiety surrounding incarceration. As nice as it is to get those calls, they can get expensive. The following three ideas can make the calls fit your budget better. Avoid Peak Hours for Collect Calls Many […]

Inmate Care Packages and How They Work

If your inmate is incarcerated in a jail that offers a care package program, you can have some fun surprising your inmate from time to time with a box full of things that you've personally selected for him or her. The Basics Inmate care packages are boxes or bags that are pre-filled with items from […]

You are on Felony Probation: 4 Things Not To Do

Being on felony probation means you report to a probation officer by phone or in person, typically once a month. Between your reporting dates, you need to stay on your probation officer's good side. 1. Don't associate with felons. Almost all felony probation officers will tell you not to hang around with known felons. It […]

He is a Drug Addict, but he Keeps Passing Drug Tests – How?

The probation department has the ability to send a test off to be examined for tampering, but you don't have those same connections. Understanding how they can be cheated will help you test him more effectively. Related: How do America's drug courts work? The Houdini switch Drug users have this down to a science. Everyone […]

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 […]

Inmate Mail: How to Get an Envelope or Post Card Pre-Metered

If the facility that your inmate is in will only accept pre-metered mail, it is important to know how to get that done. Sticking a regular stamp on it and sending it will only get it sent back or discarded. Your inmate will never see it. You have several options: Get it Pre-Metered at the […]

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The Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Northumberland County Prison are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Northumberland County Prison are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Northumberland County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Pennsylvania Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Northumberland County Prison are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Northumberland County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Northumberland County Prison Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Northumberland County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



Northumberland County Prison Inmate Search

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Pennsylvania Northumberland 175
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
39 N. Second St
Sunbury, PA 17801
FAX
570-988-4374
 

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What is an Interstate Compact Agreement for a Felon?

An Interstate Compact request made while you are on probation or parole can take a long time, but there is no other way to have your supervision transferred from one state to another without it. Here are some of the basics that apply to most cases. Your probation/parole officer does not have to agree to […]

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 […]

Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

The class of drug is typically included in the criminal charge for possession, sale or use. For examples, the charge would read, "Possession of a Class I drug for resale," or "Possession of a Class II drug". How They're Classed While each agency determines which drugs fall into each schedule, class or level, they are […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

4 Things to Avoid During An Arrest

Only an attorney should advise you of your individual arrest situation but in general, these four suggestions may help stabilize your situation. Don't try and argue your way out. In most cases, by the time the cuffs come out, there is no turning back. Arguing, negotiating, and continuing to try to avoid arrest will do […]

5 Ways to Help an Addict While he is Away at Rehab

Unless your friend is still living at home with parents and has no bills or responsibilities, he/she is going to need some help while at rehab. The five main reasons addicts worry about being gone are: Pets: If you are an animal lover, you might offer to take his pet in and take of him […]

Parents in Jail: Getting a Preschool-aged Child Ready to Visit

Preschool-aged children are very attached to their parents. If one of them is suddenly arrested and incarcerated it can cause lots of anxiety. Allowing the child to visit the parent can help alleviate those fears but it is important to explain what's coming with age-appropriate discussions. Talk it over immediately Waiting too long to explain […]

Five Fun Photo Ideas to Send Pictures to Your Inmate

Face it. You can only send so many selfies, family group shots or photos of the dog on the couch to your inmate before it becomes boring for both of you. Try these ideas to spice up the fun! Have a party for the inmate Gather friends and family together and have a party. Choose […]

Inmate Care Packages and How They Work

If your inmate is incarcerated in a jail that offers a care package program, you can have some fun surprising your inmate from time to time with a box full of things that you've personally selected for him or her. The Basics Inmate care packages are boxes or bags that are pre-filled with items from […]

5 Facts About Your Supplemental Security Income Payments While You Are Incarcerated

In many cases, you don't have control over the number of days you spend in jail, but if you are planning on not bonding out in the hopes of building time on a future sentence or getting a time served release, be sure to watch the calendar so you do not get your payments suspended. […]

When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

Many jails have online databases listing those who have been arrested. In some cases, the database is updated every few minutes. If you do a search but nothing comes up, it doesn't necessarily mean your loved one is not incarcerated. There are several reasons an inmate can be in jail but not showing up in […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

Illinois law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Illinois laws are as follows: Your rights can be restored […]

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

If the jail where your inmate lives is far enough away that the calls from the jail are long distance, communication can become beyond your budget. Private companies provide services to jails for those calls by leasing telephone lines from Bell South or other phone companies and they pass the cost onto you while making […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

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 […]

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  1. Hope Irvin Sat, Feb 26 2011 9:50 AM

    hi my name is hope irvin. i was just wondering if you guys had an inmate by the name of Micheal Irvin. hes my dad and im trying to get into touch with him. if u could please let me know that he's still there please write me an email back. i will greatly appreciate this. thanks

  2. shelby Wed, Mar 02 2011 8:47 PM

    I believe he was tranfered to state in late Jan. Try checking with Camp Hill...good luck and God bless.

  3. Renee Thu, Mar 10 2011 6:49 PM

    Hi, i would like to know your policy about CO's discussing inmates charges with other inmates?

  4. billie Sun, Jul 17 2011 3:03 PM

    I have a question my dad was an inmate there 3 months ago and you guys took pills away from him that he was to have all the time how can you do that

  5. Beth Tue, Jul 19 2011 11:37 PM

    Is an inmate there by the name of William J. Whispell Sr.?

  6. Kayla Barnwell Fri, Oct 07 2011 10:48 AM

    If you have a Preston Farrar in your presence could you please give him my address so he can write me? He is my boyfriend and i would like to talk to him please. You can write back to me by my email because then i can give you my address to give to him.

  7. dont worry Thu, Oct 27 2011 6:25 PM

    During my time spent there you currupted CO's took my shoes and threw them away likethey were garbage and never got them back and when it was time for me to get released I had no shoes,flip flops or nutting on i was bare footed and I just wanted to say that I hope and prey that the county prison gets shut down and thers more to this also the prisonors that are ther get treated poorly and freeze at night during the winter time and sweat all day during the summer time I understand that its a prison and not a hotel but damn people cut the inmates some slack

  8. Di-Anna Potter Sun, Jan 08 2012 12:43 AM

    This is the BEST site I have ever found for information.It's so comprehensive and informative!!Thank you!!

  9. kay Mon, Mar 19 2012 1:04 PM

    How do I find out why someones in jail?,& is there a way to look up his record online for free?

  10. Admin Sun, Apr 15 2012 1:01 AM

    This particular county does not provide that inmate info online, but try calling them to find out. Criminal Background checks always cost money though. Try the ad box on the upper right column of this page.

  11. LAYLA Wed, May 09 2012 8:54 PM

    If a man by the name of Jay Hackenburg is there he should be put in the middle of a room and one by one let every inmate wail on him for what he did to that POOR INNOCENT LITTLE BOY !!!

  12. Heather Thu, Nov 01 2012 11:50 PM

    can u add money to offenderconnect.com for an inmate there to call u, or does ur facility not participate in that program?? I cannot seem to find u on the list of facilities in PA

  13. Very upset :( Sat, Jun 15 2013 12:17 AM

    And "what goes around...Comes around" That saying is so True ! This jail was the most vile place ever...being Mentally disabled and suffering from a wide range of social disorders.I was forced to remain silent in order to survive...To reveal my illness would of subjected me to All sorts of ridicule,From both Co's And inmates..First your Stripped down (for your Safety?)And forced to ware a "turtle suit" A Velcro one piece.Then your laughed at and locked up in a single man cell.Under Death watch...a cctv system..Stays on 24/7 as do the lights. Other inmates can walk by you and make fun at you. and 90% of the time your misrepresented as a pedophile or some sort of pervert. And if you do get out of your CELL it's in chains !!! shackles on your feet,and a chain around your waist /while hand cuffed ..your led around like an animal..Medications are NOT regulated properly if not with held,most meds are substituted for a cheaper fix, ?( There Motto,All inmates Lie And want to get HIGH !)....Being disabled is Not A crime but your forced to suffer all this Bull ..If you Tell the truth While your being committed. I lasted 5 months there at NCP...And I wanted to hurt those caregivers ...Now I am FREE and The big wheel keeps spinning around !

  14. Brooklyn Jessie Sat, Jul 27 2013 10:19 PM

    How can you find an address to send an inmate a letter?

  15. kay Mon, Feb 03 2014 6:20 PM

    where do u find the mug shots at norry county ?

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