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Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

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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 […]

What is an Interstate Compact Agreement for a Felon?

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Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

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Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

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When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

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When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

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With One Free Jail Call, Who Should I Reach Out To When I Get Arrested?

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Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

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Five Fun Photo Ideas to Send Pictures to Your Inmate

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He Expected Probation, Instead He Went to Jail.

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Average Prison Sentence Per Offense

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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
 

A Guide to Inmate Visitation Online

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

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

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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 […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

Best Days for Inmate Phone Calls

As much as you would like to talk to your inmate each day, the cost of inmate phone calls makes this impossible for most people. If your budget can only handle a couple of calls a week, tell your inmate to call you on Thursdays and Sundays. Thursday Thursday phone calls give you almost the […]

Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

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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 […]

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. […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

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, […]

How to Send a Book to an Inmate

Almost all jails and prisons require that books be sent to inmates directly from the publisher or a reputable online vendor, such as Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. This requirement actually makes it simpler for you because you can compare prices easily and avoid shopping trips away from home or work and packaging time. How to Order […]

How to Survive Prison

Most people know the importance of working out and staying physically fit to survive prison, but mental strength and attitude play a huge role in getting through incarceration. Expand Your Skills If the prison offers classes, sign up for some. Whether it is music lessons, anger management or business math, anything you learn is something […]

When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

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Losing SSI and SSDI Benefits While Incarcerated

Your husband goes to jail and you figure his Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will at least help with the bills even though he is not home to receive them. When the payments stop, there are four reasons why this may happen. Here are the four stages of the […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In California?

California law allows some convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that permit it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter, but the basics of California laws […]

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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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