Chester County Prison

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Chester County Prison Information

The Chester County Prison is a 685 bed jail in the city of West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. You can call them 24 hours a day for inmate information at 610-793-1510.

Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Pennsylvania State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 610-793-1510, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Chester County Prison at 610-793-1510 to get it.

Phone: 610-793-1510

Physical Address:
501 South Wawaset Road
West Chester, PA 19382-6776

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name
Chester County Prison
501 South Wawaset Road
West Chester, PA 19382-6776

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name
Chester County Prison
501 South Wawaset Road
West Chester, PA 19382-6776

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Chester County Prison?

To search for an inmate in the Chester County Prison, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 610-793-1510 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up an offender's Criminal Court Case online in Chester County or any other county in Pennsylvania.

Chester County Prison Inmate Search

The Chester County Prison maintains an average of 685 offenders in custody on any given day. The Chester County Prison has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Chester County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 14,660 offenders.

The following charts of Chester County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Chester County Corrections Department, the state of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Chester County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Chester County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Chester County Prison

Upon arrival at the Chester County Prison an inmate will have their personal items stored for them to be returned upon release, and they will be able to retain glasses, prescription medication, dentures or other dental requirements, writing material, 10 photographs or letters, one religious text, 3 t-shirts, 2 pairs white socks, 3 washcloths and towels, and any balance from another facility.

During the first 48 to 72 hours they will undergo the classification process, which involves interviews to determine which housing unit they will be placed in, and during this time visits will not be allowed and phone calls will be limited.

After that period inmates will have access to the phones for 10 mintues at a time during the daytime hours, with an account set up through GTL at connectnetwork.com. Outgoing calls only are allowed.

Any clothing that requires exchange may be changed on Saturdays or Sundays, with prior notice, and will not be permitted during the week.

Inmates are responsible for notifying their approved visitors of any changes, transfers, or other activities that will affect visiting hours.

Visits are provided on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with the times being determined by last name. Last names from A-L visit from 6:15 – 7:45pm, with M to Z having visits from 8:15 – 9:45pm. All visitors must be on the approved visitor list provided by the inmate, which can be changed once each month.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Chester County Prison?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Chester County Prison, call the jail’s booking line at 610-793-1510.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Chester County Prison Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Chester County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Chester County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Chester County Prison?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Chester County and other Pennsylvania and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Chester County Prison will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Chester County Prison Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Chester County Prison
Inmate Bail and Bonding

Chester County has an online method for you to use a credit card to bail out someone online. 

You can submit electronic bail payments on Magisterial District Court and Common Pleas Court cases for inmates in Chester County Prison. This website has been approved by the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania 

  • Payments may be made using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or ATM card.
  • The maximum amount that can be charged to a credit card for electronic bail payments is $20,000 per transaction.
  • A non - refundable convenience fee of $2.75 will be assessed on each transaction submitted.
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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Chester County Prison? What is the Schedule?

Chester County Prison Inmate Visitation Schedule & Registration

501 South Wawaset Road
West Chester, PA 19382-6776
610-793-1510

  • First, you must register and get approval to visit online with GTL/Viapath.
  •  Second,  ALWAYS call 610-793-1510 to confirm the visit.
  • Newly arrived inmates will not be eligible for visits until they are classified. The classification process usually takes from 48-72 hours.
  • Visits will be given once a month to schedule eligible blocks for a four week period. After the fourth week the schedule will repeat itself.
  • Only one visit with one visitor will be allowed per inmate per the four week schedule.
  • A visit consists of three authorized visitors who must enter the visiting area at the same time. Any child of walking age is considered a visitor.
  • Visits are 30 minutes.
  • Inmates are limited to ten names on their visiting list. The visiting list will be completed by the inmate’s Counselor.
  • Inmates are required to request changes to their visiting list through their Counselor.  Changes require a waiting period of thirty days once the list is completed.
  • Former inmates of this institution are barred from visitation for a minimum of one calendar year from the date of their release and must apply for approval prior to being permitted to visit.

COUNTY PRISON SCHEDULE

DATE & TIME DAY INMATE
HOUSING
1st Full Week
of the Month
9:00-10:00AM
MON O-Block
Max/PC
1st Full Week
of the Month
9:00-10:00AM
TUE J-Block MAX
1st Full Week
of the Month
9:00-10:00AM
WED C&D Medical
Males
1st Full Week
of the Month
9:00-10:00AM
THU Men’s RHU
1st Full Week
of the Month
9:00-10:00AM
FRI R-Block
MAX/PC
2nd Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​7:00-8:00PM
MON O-Block
Med
2nd Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​7:00-8:00PM
TUE F-Block
2nd Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​7:00-8:00PM
WED N-Block
2nd Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​7:00-8:00PM
THU H-Block
2nd Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​7:00-8:00PM
FRI Q-Block Tier
Men
3rd Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​9:00-10:00AM
MON O-Block
RHU
3rd Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​9:00-10:00AM
TUE K-Block
3rd Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​9:00-10:00AM
WED L-Block
3rd Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​9:00-10:00AM
THU M-Block
3rd Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​9:00-10:00AM
FRI R-Block
Med
4th Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​7:00-8:00PM
MON O-Block
Min
4th Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​7:00-8:00PM
TUE E-Block
4th Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​7:00-8:00PM
WED D-Block
Medical
Females
4th Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​7:00-8:00PM
THU G-Block
4th Full Week
of the Month
​​​​​​​7:00-8:00PM
FRI 5C’s 6:30-
8:00pm
- Q-Block
if open


Chester County Correctional Center Visitor Information

501 South Wawaset Road
West Chester, PA 19382-6776
610-793-1510

  • All residents at the Work Release Center may only receive one visit per week.
  • The day of the visit is assigned during the resident’s intake process at the Center when the resident first arrives.
  • Residents are allowed to request a change of day.
  • The resident is also offered a phone call during the initial intake process to notify family and friends of their assigned visit day.
  • You must be on the Residents Visiting List to be allowed to have a visit with any resident.
  • Visits will be split into two (2) one and one half hour sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
  • Always first call the Correctional Center at 610-344-4222 to find out if you are on the Residents Visiting List, and which of the above evenings the inmate you are visiting has his or her assigned visit day.

Work Release/Pre-Release Men and Women
W, P and Z Blocks Schedule

INMATE'S LAST
NAME
DAY TIME
Last Name
A - L
FRI 6:15 to 7:45PM
Last Name
M - Z
FRI 8:15 to 9:45PM
Last Name
A - L
SAT 6:15 to 7:45PM
Last Name
M - Z
SAT 8:15 to 9:45PM
Last Name
A - L
SUN 6:15 to 7:45PM
Last Name
M - Z
SUN 8:15 to 9:45PM


Professional Visitation - Attorneys, Law Enforcement

Visitation Hours
08:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Daily
(all professional visitors must leave prior to 10:20 p.m.)

Chester County Prison uses GettingOut for their Remote Video Visitation and/or Visit Scheduling. 

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate:

1.  Using the GettingOut/GTL Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut or GTL apps.

How it Works with GettingOut
1.  Register an account.
2. Select Chester County Prison
3. Choose either an INMATE ACCOUNT or FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT.   

  • **NOTE** Friends and Family must have funds in their "Friends & Family Account" to respond to inmate messages. 
  • If you deposit money online in the INMATE ACCOUNT, than they have the freedom to spend the money on visits or phone calls to anyone, or any other communications services available at Chester County Prison.
  • With the FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT, you control all communication services such as phone calls, video visits and messaging. Your inmate can only call the phone number you want.

4. You will then receive prompts to validate both your identity and phone number .
5. Again, choose your inmate's facility, then type their name and select your inmate.

GettingOut will then guide you through the steps needed to arrange your remote visit.

Customer Service for GettingOut
If you have any questions, you can call them at 866-516-0115.
GettingOut online contact form
Frequently Asked Questions
The GettingOut App is available on Google Play and Apple Store.

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Chester County Prison?

To visit an inmate in Chester County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Chester County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Chester County Prison:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Chester County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Chester County Prison's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Chester County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Chester County Prison, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Chester County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Chester County Prison Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked Questions

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Chester County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Chester County Prison Phone: 610-793-1510

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Chester County Prison’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 610-793-1510 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Chester County Prison?

Chester County Prison uses GettingOut for their Remote Video Visitation and/or Visit Scheduling. 



There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate:

1.  Using the GettingOut/GTL Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut or GTL apps.

How it Works with GettingOut
1.  Register an account.
2. Select Chester County Prison
3. Choose either an INMATE ACCOUNT or FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT.   

  • **NOTE** Friends and Family must have funds in their "Friends & Family Account" to respond to inmate messages. 
  • If you deposit money online in the INMATE ACCOUNT, than they have the freedom to spend the money on visits or phone calls to anyone, or any other communications services available at Chester County Prison.
  • With the FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT, you control all communication services such as phone calls, video visits and messaging. Your inmate can only call the phone number you want.

4. You will then receive prompts to validate both your identity and phone number .
5. Again, choose your inmate's facility, then type their name and select your inmate.

GettingOut will then guide you through the steps needed to arrange your remote visit.

Customer Service for GettingOut
If you have any questions, you can call them at 866-516-0115.
GettingOut online contact form
Frequently Asked Questions
The GettingOut App is available on Google Play and Apple Store.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Chester County Prison’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 610-793-1510 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Chester County Prison?

There are five choices for putting money on an inmate's books that can be used for communication services:

1. Commissary money in the form of a money order may be mailed to:
AdvancePay Service Department
P.O. Box 911722
Denver, CO 80291-1722

2. You may use cash or credit/debit cards at any time by using the kiosk located in the front lobby.  The fee for the use of the ATM is generally $1.50 per transaction for cash and 10% fee for credit/debit cards.

3. Commissary money can also be added to an inmates account at any time using any of these methods online.

4. Cash deposits to ConnectNetwork are now available at 26,000 retail locations nationwide including Walmart, ACE, Kmart, Kroger, and more. You’ll start the payment process online in your ConnectNetwork account, then complete your transaction with cash at a participating local retail store. Plus, many of these stores are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Find a retail store near you.

5. You can call customer service 24/7 at 877-650-4249 and get instructions for depositing money over the phone using a debit or credit card.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Chester County Prison’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 610-793-1510 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Chester County Prison?

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Chester County Prison by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Chester County Prison, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Chester County Prison Inmate Phone System, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Inmate Phones Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Chester County Prison’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 610-793-1510 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Chester County Prison, and what can I send them?

Postcards
The Chester County Prison allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature.

Envelopes
The Chester County Prison allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates as well. They must be white. All mail must have a full return address in top left corner of envelope. You can enclose up to ten photos

Legal Mail
Legal Mail is mail to and from attorneys, law enforcement, government leaders, caseworkers, probation officers.

Newspapers
Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher. Your inmate must have permission in advance before receiving these.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate. Your inmate must have permission in advance before receiving these.

Books
The Chester County Prison allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address above.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Chester County Prison standards will be disposed of. No more than three books may be shipped at any one time.
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All mail, newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to the Chester County Prison:
Inmate's Full Name
Chester County Prison
501 South Wawaset Road
West Chester, PA 19382-6776

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Chester County Prison’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 610-793-1510 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Chester County Prison, and what can I purchase?

Chester County Prison contracts with Access Securepak (aka MyCarePak) for families to send pre-determined packages of commissary items to your inmate.

Access Securepak carries over 1,000 different items in the following categories:
- Food and Snacks
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Electronics
- Apparel

Registration Process:
1. Register here.
2. Select Pennsylvania.
3. Select Chester County Prison.
4. Find your Inmate.
5. Deposit Funds.
6. Order Commissary Items.
Once you are logged in, you will receive instructions on how much (and what products) you can send your inmate.
Contact Information:
* If you have any questions, you can call Access Securepak at 800-546-6283.
* You can email My Care Pack at [email protected].
* You can write them at:
    Access Securepak
    10880 Linpage Place
    St. Louis, MO 63132

* You can Live Chat with a Representative online: (bottom left corner of page)
   Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. CST, 
   and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CST.

*Note* Access Securepak will issue a refund for or replace broken, damaged, or missing products reported by Chester County Prison staff. They will not honor reports of discrepancies from inmate's families or friends.
My CarePack is the Chester County Prison's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygiene products, Letter writing materials, Electronics and Apparel items for sale on their website.


*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered and have selected the inmate you wish to send commissary to, you will receive instructions on how much you can deposit, how much (and what) you can purchase for your inmate, and how often you can send commissary.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Chester County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Chester County Prison follow these steps:

  • Select Pennsylvania, then select Chester County Prison, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Chester County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Chester County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Chester County Prison check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Chester County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Chester County Prison’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 610-793-1510 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Chester County Prison using an Online Messaging Service?

Emailing and Texting Messages, Photos & Videograms

Chester County Prison contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles Inmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.


If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Chester County Prison,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

How Messaging Works
Watch this video on how to send a message.
1.
  Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
2. After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.

How Uploading Photos Works
Watch this video on how to upload a photo.
1.
  Select the Photos Tab.
2. Select “Take New Photo” or “Upload New Photo”.
3. Take a new photo with your webcam, or select "Choose File" to upload a photo from your computer.
4. Give your photo a Title or add it to the "Gallery" of your choice.
5. Select the "Share" button.
6. Select your inmate(s) and then select "Share".
7. Once the photo is approved, it will be shared with your inmate(s).

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

How to Communicate with an Chester County Prison Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Chester County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please follow these instructions:

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Chester County Prison must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • All mail must include the facility's address, as well as the inmate's name and assigned number.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Chester County Prison has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Chester County Prison,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Chester County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Chester County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Chester County Prison’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 610-793-1510 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Chester County Prison have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Chester County Prison allows inmates access to tablets to use for the services provided by 'gettingout'.


The devices are similar to common handheld tablets, but are made exclusively by GettingOut, a GTL / Viapath company.
Tablets offer specialized content and services for inmates to use during their stay at Chester County Prison, such as:

  • Music
  • Books
  • Games
  • Education
  • News
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Read mail and messages
  • Video visits

-  Free services are already available for use on the device at Chester County Prison.
-  Subscription services are funded separately by family and friends with deposits made into an inmate’s Debit Link account.
-  Chester County Prison Inmates will then be able to purchase subscription services and premium content to enjoy.

What Does a Tablet Cost?

  • Tablet devices include some services and the content is free.
  • The subscription services require additional funding.
  • There may be multiple options such as 7-day or 30-day subscriptions.
  • Costs are dependent upon the available services and what the Chester County Prison charges.

To estimate costs for phone calls, sign in to your account and click “Rate & Fees Calculator” in the footer (bottom of the page) or call 866-516-0115 for assistance.

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Chester County Prison

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Chester County Prison inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Chester County Prison’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 610-793-1510 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Chester County

What are the other City and County Jails in Chester County?

Chester County County Jails
Chester County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Chester County?

Chester New Castle Cecil Lancaster Berks Delaware Montgomery
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This facility, known as "Chester County Prison" is also known as Chester County Prison, Pennsylvania, Chester.