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Chester County Prison Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule


501 South Wawaset Road
West Chester,
Pennsylvania
19382-6776
Chester County
Main Phone: 610-793-1510
Beds: 685
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Chester County Prison Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.

It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 610-793-1510 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Chester County Prison Visiting Hours, Schedule and Instructions


Step 1

Arrive to check in with any other visitors scheduled for that inmate at that time.

Step 2

Show a valid ID. Forms of acceptable ID are listed in Tips.



Who Can Visit an Inmate in Chester County Prison

Anyone over the age of 18, and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.

The jail can run visitor ID’s for active warrants. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.

This jail limits the number of people that can visit an inmate to five adults each visit.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 610-793-1510 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.

The Chester County Prison reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.



Chester County Prison Visitation Application Process

Chester County Prison does not require an application, but your inmate must have you on the visiting list. This list is made out by his or her counselor at the facility. Changes to the list will take 30 days to take effect.



Visiting Hours in Chester County Prison

Friday - 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.* (Last name starts with A to L)

8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.* - (Last name starts with M to Z)

Saturday

6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.* (Last name starts with A to L)

8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.* - (Last name starts with M to Z)

Sunday

6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.*  (Last name starts with A to L)

8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.* - (Last name starts with M to Z)

Visits are 30 minutes long and start and end promptly at the scheduled times.

(Last name starts with M to Z)If you are visiting from another state or travelling a great distance, Chester County Prison may allow you an extended visitation. Call 610-793-1510 to ask for special consideration.

Call 610-793-1510 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.



Chester County Prison Visitation Dress Code

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

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. 

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.

Call 610-793-1510 to ask specific questions about the Chester County Prison Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.



Chester County Prison Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Inmates must wait to be classified before they can have visits. This process can take 24 to 72 hours to complete.

Acceptable ID include:

Valid government-issued photo ID that includes your birthdate and current address.

OR

A photo-ID  AND a utility bill or other official mail addressed to you at your address

Jail visits are conducted on a televised screen from another location.

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

Any child of walking age is considered a visitor and counts in the up to three at a time rule.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

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

Adult visitors will be responsible for the behavior of children in their charge.  Individuals over the age of sixteen years (16) will be permitted to visit without adult supervision, and will be accountable for their own actions.

Always check with the jail during inclement weather because visits may be canceled.

Visiting will start and end promptly at the times shown on the schedule.  Undue delay in leaving the visiting area will lead to suspension or revocation of visiting privileges.

Call 610-793-1510 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Chester County Prison visitation.



'At Home' Video Visitation

Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.

Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.

Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.

Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.

Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Chester County Prison – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

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