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Are Penalties Stiffer For Selling Drugs in a Drug-Free School Zone?

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What Happens When an Illegal Immigrant Commits a Crime?

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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 […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

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Bio-chemical treatment for Alcohol Addiction

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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 […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In West Virginia?

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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 […]

How to Send a Book to an Inmate

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Why The Male Model Doesn't Work for Women Inmates

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Five Reasons to Go to Drug Rehab and Stay Out of Jail

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Why Commissary is Important

Commissary funds are deposited to an inmate's account so he or she can purchase personal hygiene items, stationery supplies and snacks. Some lists also offer clothing, electronics, books and phone cards, among other things. A Relief from Hunger Inmates are typically fed two to three meals a day. The ingredients are high in calorie and […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

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5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

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Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

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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
 

Pregnant and in Prison – Now What?

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Restrictions on Greeting Cards for Inmates

Understanding what jails mean by "plain" cards and why they require them helps ensure your inmate's holiday or greeting cards arrive on time. The facility's website might have a vague statement about only sending "plain" cards, or there might be no instruction at all. It is only when your card is returned unopened to you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Consequences of Introducing Contraband

It might be tempting to bring your inmate something from the outside, but doing so can have very serious consequences. If your inmate asks you to bring something illegal into the facility, he or she is not thinking clearly, therefore, it is up to you to be strong and not get the both of you […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Things Not to Talk About During Jail Calls

When he calls, it is a natural instinct to talk to him about what's going on in your life, but be careful. Never lie to him, but be smart about what topics you bring up to speak about. These 5 things should probably wait for an in person visit or for when he comes home. […]

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 […]

Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

The expenses of traveling to visit your inmate can add up quickly. These cost saving measures will make it less painful for your budget. Traveling by car Gas up early Gas up on a weekday. Many gas stations raise the price of a gallon shortly before the weekend. Filling up the tank on a weekday, […]

Dealing with a Drug Addict: How I Started Letting Go

If you are dealing with an addict in your life, you already know that you won't be able to keep it up forever. There will come a point where you will need to reclaim your life and get back among the living. Years ago, I began taking gradual steps toward letting go and by the […]

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 […]

Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You'll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things […]

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 […]

How to Get Your Visitation Suspension Lifted

The hardest part of having your jail visits suspended indefinitely is not having any idea when or if you are going to be able to visit your inmate again. In most cases, visits are suspended due to the visitor violating visitation rules. There are things you can do to try and those visits reinstated. Get […]

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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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