Westmoreland County Prison Inmate Visitation

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Westmoreland County Prison

Address:
3000 S Grande Blvd
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone:

724-830-6000

Schedule a Visit with an Inmate at the Westmoreland County Prison

The Westmoreland County Prison believes in the importance of their inmates having an opportunity to have visits from family and friends. When an inmate is released he or she needs to return home, and closeness to their family is one of the strongest reasons that keeps them from getting in trouble again.

One way that Westmoreland County Prison is able to accomplish this is with on-site visitation, and video visitation using GTL / Viapath.

The benefits of inmate visitation are:

  • It keeps inmates happy.
  • Allows the inmates to stay in touch with friends, family and children.
  • It is used as a way to control bad behavior, as inmates could lose this privilege if they act out.

For more information on scheduling visits, call the facility at 724-830-6000, sign up with GTL / Viapath, or scroll down for a complete section of Visiting Hours, Signing up and Registering with GTL / Viapath, and Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, including dress codes, rules and guidelines.

Inmate Visiting Hours at the Westmoreland County Prison

Male Housing Unit A - Third Floor
Tuesday and Thursday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
6:05 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:05 PM to 8:00 PM

Male Housing Unit B - Third Floor
Monday and Friday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
6:05 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM

Male Housing Unit C  - Third Floor
Sunday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Wednesday and Friday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
6:05 PM to 8:00 PM

Male Housing Unit D - Third Floor
Sunday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Tuesday and Thursday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
6:05 PM to 8:00 PM

Male Housing Unit F - Second Floor
Sunday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Monday and Wednesday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
6:05 PM to 8:00 PM

Male Housing Unit H – Second Floor
Sunday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Tuesday and Thursday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
6:05 PM to 8:00 PM

Male Disciplinary Housing Unit E – Second Floor
Friday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM

Male Housing Unit J – First Floor
Sunday
6:05 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
6:05 PM to 8:00 PM

Female Housing Unit K/L - First Floor
Saturday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Monday and Wednesday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
6:05 PM to 8:00 PM

Female Disciplinary Housing Unit K - First Floor
Friday
2:15 PM to 4:15 PM

Male Housing Unit F – Second Floor
Protective Custody Status
Monday
Noon to 1:00 PM
One half (1/2) hour per week

Female Housing Unit K – First Floor
Protective Custody Status
Monday
Noon to 1:00 PM
One half (1/2) hour per week

Protective Administrative Custody Status
Monday
12:05 PM to 12:35 PM
One half (1/2) hour per week

Male Housing Units A and D – Third Floor
Protective Custody Status
Tuesday
Noon to 1:00 PM
One half (1/2) hour per week

Male Housing Units B and C – Third Floor
Protective Custody Status
Wednesday
Noon to 1:00 PM
One half (1/2) hour per week

Male Housing Unit H – Second Floor
Protective Administrative Custody Status
Wednesday
12:05 PM to 12:35 PM
One half (1/2) hour per week

Female Housing Unit G (Medical) – Second Floor
Medical Status
Thursday
Noon to 1:00 PM
One half (1/2) hour per week

Male Housing Unit G (Medical) – Second Floor
Medical Status
Thursday
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
One half (1/2) hour per week

Male/Female Inmates on Suicide Watch
Mental Health Status
Friday
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
One half (1/2) hour per week

Video Visitation with an Inmate in the Westmoreland County Prison

Westmoreland County Prison offers Video Visitation for Inmates using the Services of GTL, aka ViaPath Techologies

In order to schedule and then visit an inmate using GTL you need to first register with GTL.

Next Steps:

  • Register yourself and all visitors.
  • Select Westmoreland County Prison
  • Select your inmate.
  • Schedule your preferred time for the visit.

For at-home video visits: Sign in to the visitation scheduling site 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit. Test your connection, and follow the steps to start your visit.
For on-site video visits: Arrive at the facility at least 15 minutes prior to check-in. A valid photo ID is required. 

All your questions can be answered after you register, at the Frequently Asked Questions page, or call 855-208-7349 during the following hours:
6AM – 4PM MST Monday – Friday, or 
7AM – 4PM MST Saturday – Sunday

Costs for Visits are subject to change but generally run less than $10.00 for a 30 minute visit.
Payment can be made with Visa, Mastercard debit, credit or gift cards.

What is the cost of Remote Video Visitation?
Scheduling availability and prices are shown during the scheduling process.
Prices and times are subject to change, but it is approximately $15 for a 25 minute visit.

How many Video Visits can an inmate have each week?
Inmates are allowed three (3) video visits per week.

What are the rules and guidelines regarding visits to Westmoreland County Prison?
There's a lot of them.... they can all be found here.

Can the inmates have free visits with their lawyer?
Professional Contact Visitation is allowed between the hours of 8:30 AM-8:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Visit an Inmate by Video in the Westmoreland County Prison

Can I visit an inmate in Westmoreland County Prison custody?

Yes, Westmoreland County Prison, as well as all jails, allows you to visit an inmate.

By federal law, every jail must make provisions for offenders in custody, whether they are pretrial or convicted and sentenced, to receive visits from friends or family. 

Every state has their own policies regarding the amount of time that a jail must provide offenders in their custody, and then every facility gets to set their own rules, number of times, schedules, etc.   Some jails only allow 30 minutes a month. Others as much as an hour every day.

Before visiting, your inmate will have to have put you on an ‘inmate visitor’s list.' Jails can limit this approved list to as few as five people to as many as twenty.

The jail will most likely run a targeted background check on you, checking for outstanding warrants, criminal convictions and other red flags that may indicate to them that you could be a problem for the jail, a bad influence on the inmate or just be someone whose past puts you in violation of their policies.

There are three different types of visitation:

•    Video visitation 
•    In-person non-contact visitation
•    Contact visitation

For security and staffing reasons, many jails have switched to video visitation only. Video visitation, also referred to as remote visitation, is monitored and recorded by the facility. Video visits can either take place using kiosks in the jail’s lobby, from your computer at home, or using an app on your phone.

Most jails, now that the COVID pandemic is behind us, have gone back to ‘in-person non-contact visitation’ even if they have also retained the video visitation programs. In-person visitation takes place in a booth of sorts, with a thick plastic shield separating the inmate and their visitor. Communication is done using old-fashioned telephone receivers like you see in phone booths.

Contact visitation between inmates and visitors in jails is rare. New York is one state that allows this. In a few other states, inmates who have been sentenced for non-violent offenses and are close to being released, may sometimes be allowed contact visits with special permission. A contact visit allows the inmate and visitor a brief hug or kiss, or handshake, both at the beginning and the conclusion of a visit.

Contact visits are also often allowed between inmates and their lawyer, law enforcement officials, and clergy. The downside of any contact visit is that before returning to their units, inmates must undergo a full strip search, which is demoralizing and invasive.

Can I visit an inmate in state prison custody?

Yes, prisons allow you to visit an inmate. Every state has their own limits on the minimum amount of time an inmate is allowed to have for visits from friends or family, however in federal prison, inmates are allowed a minimum of four hours per month.

Once an offender is sentenced to prison, your inmate will have to fill out a document listing you as an approved visitor. If you are not on this list you will not be allowed to visit.

The prison will then run a background check on you, checking for outstanding warrants, criminal convictions and other red flags that may indicate to them that you could be a problem for the jail, a bad influence on the inmate or just be someone whose past puts you in violation of their policies.

Most prisons allow anywhere from ten to twenty approved visitors per inmate, however each visit is limited to no more than four visitors at a time, children included. The list is compiled by the inmate.

Prisons have always allowed contact visits. A contact visit allows the inmate and visitor a brief hug or kiss, or handshake, both at the beginning and the conclusion of a visit. Some state prisons allow inmates and their visitor to hold hands, as long as the hands are on the table where the guards can see them.

However, given the ongoing problem of contraband - namely drugs and tobacco - being smuggled into the prisons by visitors, even the state prisons are moving to non-contact and video visitation. One way the visitors pass drugs to inmates is when they kiss. The drugs, wrapped in a small balloon, are then swallowed by the inmate who passes them through their digestive system later in the privacy of their cell.

What are the scheduled Inmate visitation times at the Westmoreland County Prison?

The jail visitation times change often.  It is advisable to contact the Westmoreland County Prison before planning your visit by calling 724-830-6000.

If the visit is taking place at the Westmoreland County Prison, whether in-person or by video, you will have to schedule the day and time with the jail.

Video visitation times from your home are much more flexible, often because you are not utilizing on of the few terminals in the jail lobby, and because the companies that handle the video visitation for the jail are providing inmates with hand-held computers, in addition to the video terminals they have in their units. 

We try to keep up with the visitation schedules for Westmoreland County Prison, as well as every jail in the country. If we do have the schedule, you will find it on the top of this page.

How often can an inmate get visits?

Every state has their own policies regarding the amount of time that a jail must provide offenders in their custody, and then every facility, including Westmoreland County Prison, gets to set their own rules, number of times, schedules, etc.   

Some jails only allow 30 minutes a month. Others as much as an hour every day.

Some jails require you to make an appointment one week in advance. Others require no appointment and work off the principle of ‘first come, first served’.

Every jail is different, and schedules can change; sometimes due to an emergency, the visit can be cancelled without notice, the moment you arrive at the jail.

Westmoreland County Prison Visitation

We try to keep up with the visitation policies and schedules for Westmoreland County Prison, as well as every jail in the country. If we do have the information on how often an inmate here can get visits, you will find it on the top of this page.

How long is a typical jail inmate’s visit?

An inmate visit can range from 15 minutes to an hour in length. We try to keep up with the visitation information for Westmoreland County Prison, as well as every jail in the country. If we do have the information on how often an inmate here can get visits, you will find it on this page.

Typically, even though an inmate’s visit has a time limit, if you are visiting remotely from your home computer or cell phone, visits can be scheduled led back-to-back, so that even though your visit may have to start and stop every 15-30 minutes, you could visit with each other for hours at a time.

Keep in mind that video visits of this type do have a fee, as you are paying a third-party company. Prices fluctuate, based both on the company and the jail’s policy, but they typically cost about $0.30+- per minute.

How many people can visit an inmate at a jail or prison at one time?

Every jail makes its own policies regarding how many people can visit an inmate at one time. 

The factors that decide on the number of visitors are:

1.    How many people can fit into the visitation area comfortably.
2.    How many staff can oversee the visitation area.
3.    The more people visiting an inmate the more likely that if there is an argument, it is harder to control.

Most jails limit the number of visitors to no more than three or four, with a maximum of two of them being adults.

When doing a video visit from home, there is no limit on how many people can take part in a visit.

What are the inmate visitation rules for Westmoreland County Prison?

Every jail and every prison have their own unique set of rules that must be followed when visiting an inmate, but in general, these are the guidelines:

Most important, you must first be on the inmate's approved visitation list that they create.

•    Expect to have a background check done.
•    Expect to be searched, go through a metal detector or pass a drug sniffing dog.
•    You must be at least 18 years of age. 
•    You must have a valid, government issued photo ID.
•    Recently released inmates are either not allowed or must wait 6-12 months before being approved.
•    Felons must get special permission.
•    Children are allowed but must be with parent(s) or legal guardian. Birth certificate(s) or other legal proof is mandatory.
•    Often babies are not allowed, but if they are, you will be allowed one diaper, one bottle and one teething ring, and maybe a baby carrier.
•    Parents must be always in control of children.
•    You must stay seated at all times.
•    You cannot be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
•    No arguments, loud voices or fighting allowed.
•    No cell phones or any electronic equipment allowed.
•    No cigarettes, drugs, lighters allowed.
•    No purses, handbags or backpacks allowed.
•    No weapons allowed.
•    It is likely that your ID and your car key will be the only things allowed on the visit.

What are the inmate visitation dress codes for Westmoreland County Prison?

In general, all jails and prisons are the same when it comes to dress codes and what you are NOT allowed to wear to a visit. The Westmoreland County Prison is no different.

Jails and prisons don’t want you wearing anything too revealing or too gangster. Here are some of the other types of clothing NOT allowed:

•    Shorts
•    Short skirts or dresses
•    Long skirts or wrap around skirts
•    Sleeveless clothing
•    Low cut shirts or dresses.
•    Underwire bras
•    Skirts or dresses with slits.
•    Sweats or leggings.
•    Tank tops or wife beater shirts.
•    Excess jewelry
•    Hats or headbands
•    See-through clothing
•    Pajamas
•    Sunglasses
•    Wigs or toupees
•    Uniforms or scrubs
•    Heels over 1”

What can I bring to visit an inmate in Westmoreland County Prison?

In general, the only thing you can bring into an inmate in a jail is either your ID and your car key, or if they have lockers, you can bring in the locker key. 

Prisons are a different story. Typically, prisons have vending machines in the visitation area and allow visitors to bring in a clear plastic purse with coins in it, usually totaling no more than $40.00.

What do I have to wear when visiting an inmate?

Refer to the answer above that explains the dress codes, but in general, if want to know what to wear to visit someone in jail, imagine you are visiting someone’s grandmother for the first time… wear that outfit.

Can we hold hands, hug or kiss during inmate visits?

There are no jails in the United States that allow contact visits as a matter of regular policy, except for jails in the state of New York. Thus, the concept of holding hands, kissing or hugging is not relevant.

On the other hand, prisons do allow contact visitors from friends and family. When this is the case, a brief kiss or hug (or handshake) is allowed at the start of the visit and the end of the visit. Holding hands above the table is sometimes allowed in prisons, but not in jails.

Can friends visit inmates in Westmoreland County Prison, or just family?

By law, every inmate is entitled to a visitor, whether family or friend. The only exception to that is youths that are being held in secure juvenile detention centers. The only people allowed to visit them are parents, grandparents, legal guardians, and in some cases, siblings.

In addition, they are also allowed visits from probation officers, lawyers and their caseworkers.

What is a video visit?

Video visitation, also known as remote visitation, is quickly becoming the preferred method for visiting an inmate in jail or prison for the following reasons:

•    It requires little to no staff, versus the staff required to move inmates to and from the visit and watch over the visit. It saves the Westmoreland County Prison money.
•    It removes any opportunity for contraband (drugs) to enter the facility.
•    It can become a profit center for the facility, given that the revenue generated by visits is shared with the jail.
•    While inmates prefer to see family and friends in person, video visitation allows them to visit with them more often, and on a whim.
•    Video visitation gives the inmates and their visitors the feeling of more privacy.

Video visitation from the perspective of the visitor allows them to visit from their home, their car, at work, and even allows them to take their device to a family or religious gathering. It allows them to give their inmate the feeling of belonging and not being forgotten.

Video visitation can take place on a computer, a tablet or a phone. 

Video visitation saves time. Instead of spending hours driving to the jail, checking in, filling out paperwork, potentially being searched, waiting, and then having a 15–30-minute visit, if it isn’t cancelled at the last minute, the visit can be done from anywhere during a short break in the visitor’s day.

If the visitor does not have access to a phone or computer, they can make an appointment ahead of time and use terminals in the lobby of the jail.

You must also be on the inmate's approved list, even for a video visit.

What are the companies that work with the jails and prisons that allow video visits?

There are several different companies that contract with all the jails and prisons that allow video visitation:

These are the companies in alphabetical order:

CIDNET
City Tele Coin
Correct Solutions Group
Correct Pay
Ctel
Gettingout
GTL
Homewav
IC Solutions
Inmate Canteen
Inmate Sales
iwebvisits
JailATM
Jpay
Gettingintouch (netvisit)
NCIC
Prodigy Sales
Reliance
Securus
Smart Communications
Tiger Services
Visitel
In addition, some jails use Microsoft Meeting and Zoom.

What is a conjugal visit?

A conjugal visit is a visit where the inmate is allowed to spend anywhere from several hours to a full weekend with their spouse. These visits are private, not recorded, and take place in a building, and an area of the prison away from the general population.

The purpose of the conjugal visit is to keep the inmate’s relationship with their spouse strong. Some conjugal visits also include the inmate’s children. A swing set and other recreational activities are available for the children to keep occupied.

There are no jails in the United States where conjugal visits are allowed, however the state prisons in California, Connecticut, Washington and New York all allow conjugal visits.

To be eligible, you need to be married, in good standing with the prison, have taken courses that prepare the inmates for these type of visits, and other requirements.

What jails or prisons allow conjugal visits?

Only California, Connecticut, Washington and New York state prisons allow conjugal visits. There are no jails in the United States that allow conjugal visits.

Other countries are much more liberal and some even allow prostitutes to visit the inmates on a weekly basis.

What can I do to appeal if my inmate visits are suspended?

An inmate can get their visitation privileges suspended for their behavior both because of their interactions with staff and inmates, or disobeying policy, or because of their behavior during visitation.

A visitor can get their visitation privileges suspended due to their behavior during an inmate visit or if they violate any of the rules and regulations of inmate visits and/or other jail policies such as mail, phone, email, etc.

If either the inmate or their visitor disagrees with the suspension of their visitation privileges, they need to write a letter explaining their position to the Jail Warden, County Sheriff or the Captain in charge of the facility’s visitation.

Address the letter to:
Westmoreland County Prison
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The letter should contain the following:

•    Inmate’s full name they were booked under and their Inmate ID# (booking #, etc.). If you know the Unit # and cell #, write that as well.
•    The visitor’s (you) full name, Identification Card number (driver's license, state ID, passport, etc.), home address, telephone number and email address.
•    Explanation of what occurred that led to the suspension, including the date, time, who was the staff member present, whether it was a face-to-face visit or video visit.
•    Why do you believe the suspension was unwarranted.
•    A full-blown apology if it was accidental.
•    Why it’s important to the inmate to continue visitation.
•    What type of suspension you agree to if it happens again.

You should also offer to come to the jail and present your case face-to-face if they are open to the request. It is harder to turn down a person when they are directly in front of you, asking for your help.

In situations like this it is always best to keep the correspondence cordial, professional and detailed. Do not attack the staff member personally. It is always possible that the staff member was having a bad day or was still feeling anxiety or anger from dealing with a previous issue.

Being a correctional officer in a jail or prison is a very difficult thing. They have be ‘on guard’ against physical attacks, manipulations, lies and really bad behavior at all times. They are ‘the enemy’ and they know it. By putting yourself in their shoes when writing or requesting a suspension be reconsidered, goes a long towards a final resolution that you will be pleased with.

Can I visit an inmate in the if I have a criminal record?

In most jails it is required that you fill out a visitation application prior to visiting an inmate. You also have to be approved to be a visitor by the inmate. Even when visiting by video, you will need to give your personal information which includes your driver’s license or state ID number. 

The jail will use this information to do a quick background check on you to see if you have a criminal history or have any outstanding active warrants.

It is most likely that you will also be asked on the application form if you have ever been arrested, been convicted, or spent time in the Westmoreland County Prison. If the answer is yes, they will want details, dates, etc.   If you lie about this and get caught, you will lose your right to visits for a period.  This is usually between one year and indefinitely.

If you are a convicted felon, you will have to apply directly to the sheriff. If you are a spouse, child or parent, you have a pretty good chance of getting approved than if you are just a friend. On the other hand, on rare occasions, some jails have adopted a zero-tolerance policy and never allow felons to visit.

If you recently did time in Westmoreland County Prison, it is most likely that you will not be approved for a visit for a period of six to twelve months, starting on the day of your release. It is rare, but some jails have adopted a zero-tolerance policy and never allow previous inmates to visit, even if your previous conviction was for a misdemeanor.

What if I have a criminal record and the inmate is my child, can I still visit?

As explained in the previous answer, there are generally multiple hoops you must jump through in order to be approved to visit an inmate, if you have a criminal record, specifically if you are a convicted felon, or have recently spent time as an inmate in the Westmoreland County Prison.

However, if you are a parent of a child in jail, that is one of the rare times that the jail will make an exception and allow you to visit.

Can a juvenile in jail or detention get visits?

Juvenile visits are limited to parents, legal guardians and grandparents. Sometimes siblings are allowed, but this is not always the case. If the caseworker or staff of the facility believe that it's in the best interests of the resident to have siblings visit, it will be approved.

Can children visit inmates in Westmoreland County Prison?

Most jails will allow inmates to receive visits from their children, however if the child is under age 18, they will need to be accompanied by an adult. Further the adult must be able to legally prove their relationship to the child using either a valid birth certificate, adoption papers or paperwork that proves they are the legal guardian.

If there is a ‘no contact’ order in place in which the inmate has lost their parental rights, and this is not disclosed to the jail, then the inmate may lose visitation rights with other visitors or lose other privileges within the jail, as this is a violation of the law.

Because the presence of children can be a distraction for inmates during visitation, and children require a certain number of things (toys, etc.) to keep them busy, many jails are now setting apart certain days, usually on the weekends, for children to visit.

Children also have to be on the inmate's approved visitor list.

To confirm the visitation rules at the Westmoreland County Prison regarding child visits, call 724-830-6000 to speak to a staff member.

Are babies allowed to visit inmates at the Westmoreland County Prison?

Most jails do allow babies to visit. They will require a birth certificate. And given the baby’s needs, they allow the parent to bring in extra items to the visitation room; an extra diaper, a few wipes, a clear bottle with fluid, a pacifier and a baby carrier, for example.

There are some jails however that never allow babies in the visiting room. The cutoff age is usually about two years old.

To confirm the visitation rules at the Westmoreland County Prison regarding baby or infant visits, call 724-830-6000 to speak to a staff member.

How do I check to see if I have a criminal record?

Most people already know if they have a criminal record. Sometimes they do, but it does not show up on a background check. This is usually because the person has undergone a name change at some point, or the name was misspelled when the data was entered by the court. 

The best place (and least expensive) for the most comprehensive nationwide website to find out if you have a criminal record is privaterecords.net, and they only cost $1.00 for 7-day trial.  

Visiting Hours in Westmoreland County Prison

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

  • The day of the week.
  • Where the inmate is housed.
  • The inmate's sex.
  • Whether or not it is a Holiday.
  • Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
  • If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Westmoreland County Prison may allow you an extended visitation. Call 724-830-6000 to ask for special consideration.

Visitation Approval for Westmoreland County Prison

Westmoreland County Prison requires all visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.

  • Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
  • Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
  • GTL requires detailed verification before allowing you to use their services.

'At Home' Video Visitation

Westmoreland County Prison offers Video Visitation for Inmates using the Services of GTL, aka ViaPath Techologies

In order to schedule and then visit an inmate using GTL you need to first register with GTL.

Next Steps:

  • Register yourself and all visitors.
  • Select Westmoreland County Prison
  • Select your inmate.
  • Schedule your preferred time for the visit.

For at-home video visits: Sign in to the visitation scheduling site 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit. Test your connection, and follow the steps to start your visit.
For on-site video visits: Arrive at the facility at least 15 minutes prior to check-in. A valid photo ID is required. 

All your questions can be answered after you register, at the Frequently Asked Questions page, or call 855-208-7349 during the following hours:
6AM – 4PM MST Monday – Friday, or 
7AM – 4PM MST Saturday – Sunday

Costs for Visits are subject to change but generally run less than $10.00 for a 30 minute visit.
Payment can be made with Visa, Mastercard debit, credit or gift cards.

Who can Visit an Inmate in the Westmoreland County Prison?

Who can Visit and Inmate at the Westmoreland County Prison?

  • Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in Westmoreland County Prison.
  • Visitation applicants in in Westmoreland County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
  • Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
  • Call 724-830-6000 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
  • It is likely that the Westmoreland County Prison will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 724-830-6000 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
  • If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
  • If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
  • The Westmoreland County Prison reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

NOTE: GTL, the Westmoreland County Prison visitation service, will need to verify that you say who you claim to be prior to giving you permission to use their services online or at the jail lobby kiosk. This will require uploading your driver's license or other state issued ID.

Westmoreland County Prison Visitation Dress Code

The Westmoreland County Prison staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.

  • Remote Visits are monitored by the jail.
  • If you are dressed inappropriately your visit will be shut off.
  • The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

General Clothing Do's & Don'ts for Remote Visitation
* Wear clothes that are not revealing.
* Don't wear see-through material.
* Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
* Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
* Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
* The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
* Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
* Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
* Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Westmoreland County Prison Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Except where noted, each inmate is allowed one visit per authorized visitation day.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

An inmate may have up to five approved friends on a visiting list. In addition, the inmate may request approval for immediate family members to include mother, father, siblings, grandparents, step-parents, children,  father or mother-in law.

Call 724-830-6000 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Westmoreland County Prison visitation.

Westmoreland County Prison Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Westmoreland County Prison there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Westmoreland County Prison:
Inmate's Full Name & Booking #
Westmoreland County Prison
3000 S Grande Blvd
Greensburg, PA 15601


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.


 

How to Deposit Money in an Inmate's Trust Account in Order to Purchase Prepaid Calling Cards, Phone Calling Time or Commissary

To Deposit Money in an inmate's account follow these steps:

  • Create a ConnectNetwork account 
  • Select your inmate, and add to them to your account,
  • Deposit money into his or her commissary account.

**NOTE** GTL is in a transition merging into a new company called ViaPath Technologies.


Features:

  • Deposit options available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone 877-650-4249, and online.
  • Mobile-friendly deposit options are available via their app.
  • Deposits and payments made through automated channels (ConnectNetwork Website, Mobile App, Toll Free Phone, or Kiosk at the jail) are transmitted to the facility within one business day.
  • Deposits that are mailed are processed the next business day after they are received by GTL.
  • Inmate can choose how to spend the funds you deposit.

All the information you need to understand depositing money into an inmate's trust fund, specifically for phone calls, but also for Commissary, in Westmoreland County, can be found on our Send Money Page.


 

How to Arrange Video Visitation with Westmoreland County Prison Inmates

Follow these instructions to schedule and then visit an inmate using GTL.

  • Register yourself and all visitors.
  • Select Westmoreland County Prison
  • Select your inmate.
  • Schedule your preferred time for the visit.

For all the information you need to know regarding scheduling, cost, rules, tips and guidelines of inmate visits at the Westmoreland County Prison, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How Do You Communicate with an Inmate in the Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Westmoreland County Prison uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Westmoreland County Prison using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Westmoreland County Prison may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Westmoreland County Prison inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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.


 

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

To mail or email an inmate in Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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

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

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Westmoreland County Prison

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Westmoreland County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select Pennsylvania.
  • Select Westmoreland County Prison
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 724-830-6000 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Westmoreland County Prison.  To do this you need the Inmate's ID Number and the Facility Locator Number for Westmoreland County.

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, and to get the Facility Locator Number, check out our Send Money Page.


 

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