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The Schuylkill County Jail in Pottsville, Schuylkill 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 Schuylkill County Jail 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 Schuylkill County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Schuylkill 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 Schuylkill County Jail 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: Schuylkill County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Schuylkill County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Schuylkill County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



Schuylkill County Jail Inmate Search

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

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What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

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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 […]

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 […]

How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children

One of the hardest things for an inmate to deal with is being removed from his or her children. Not being there for daily routines means missing out on much of the child's development and preparation for life. These easy steps will keep your inmate connected and active in the lives of the children. Phone […]

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 […]

An Inmate Can Meditate to Alleviate Fears in Prison

If someone you know is in prison, you can be sure there is stress involved in that inmate's daily life. Prisons are loud, can be dangerous and there is very little freedom. In addition, simply being sentenced to do time disrupts life with regard to employment, family and other outside obligations. By the time the […]

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 […]

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, […]

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

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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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