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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 […]

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

Being accused of dealing drugs or having enough in your possession for resale is a serious situation, but many states have also implemented additional penalties for drug situations near a school. Each state sets its own rules about this, but in most cases it is a higher grade of felony with longer sentences. What is […]

Average Prison Sentence Per Offense

The one thing that is consistent about US prison sentences is their inconsistency. Each state sets its own rules to use for each criminal offense. The more serious crimes, called felonies, are typically given longer sentences, while less serious crimes, called misdemeanors have shorter sentences. Taking a life — A premeditated murder can result

Pregnant and in Prison – Now What?

Going to prison or jail while you are pregnant sometimes can't be helped, but you will need to be sure you get the proper treatment and medical care while incarcerated. You'll also need to make arrangements for the baby after he or she is born. Banking on the belief you will be released before your […]

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 […]

What's the Difference between Jails and Prisons?

Both jails and prisons house inmates but there are some important differences in what the two institutions are used for. Sentenced or Not? People accused of crimes but not yet convicted are held in county or city jails. In some cases, a bond amount is set and if the defendant can pay it he or […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once 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 Louisiana include: If You've Been Charged You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated […]

5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

In addition to these five steps below, keep in mind that when you mail the commissary funds, they must go through the United States Postal Service. You cannot use Federal Express, United Parcel or other similar services. Step 1 Know where to send it. All federal commissary money must be sent to a central post […]

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 […]

Inmate Voting Rights: Can I Vote After Being Convicted of a Misdemeanor Offense?

In most states, once you are released from jail for your misdemeanor conviction your voting rights are fully restored. In some cases, you are still allowed to vote even while incarcerated. In the states of Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan, South Dakota and Missouri, if you are in jail or prison due to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Caring for an Inmate, Even If You Can't Visit the Jail or Prison

Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can't write a letter each day […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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
 

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 Happens if You Bond Someone Out and That Person Flees?

In the chaos of an arrest it is easy to get caught up in the moment and race to bail someone out of jail. Bonding someone out is not hard to do, but if that person doesn't show up in court when ordered to do so, your life could become very difficult. Be sure you […]

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 […]

Notorious Female Criminals in the United States Infographic

For decades, the number of women being convicted of felonies has been rising. The rate is not only changing, but it's changing fast. Are women racing to prison? Is this a competition to see who's the most badass? Females have been linked to the criminal justice system throughout history, but it's clear that they are […]

Helpful Workout Routines if you are in State or Federal Prison

Incarceration is scary. It doesn't matter how old or tough you are, fear is a natural response to being sent to prison. Not showing that fear is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself while doing your time. Exercise is a perfect tool to alleviate fear. According to Harvard Health […]

Your Rights as a Pregnant Inmate

If you are incarcerated and pregnant, you need to be sure you notify the prison staff immediately. You will be given a pregnancy test to be sure you are expecting. If you are, some changes will be made to accommodate your condition. Each state has its own rules about the treatment of pregnant inmates, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pregnant and in Prison – Now What?

Going to prison or jail while you are pregnant sometimes can't be helped, but you will need to be sure you get the proper treatment and medical care while incarcerated. You'll also need to make arrangements for the baby after he or she is born. Banking on the belief you will be released before your […]

Should I Tell My Kids I am an Addict?

If your children are over the age of six or seven they should be told if you are addicted to drugs. Children aren't stupid, and no matter how much you think you are keeping the big secret, they know something is wrong. Their imagination is going to run wild until you give them some information. […]

Caring for an Inmate, Even If You Can't Visit the Jail or Prison

Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can't write a letter each day […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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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