Contact an Inmate
You may send mail via the US Postal Service to any Lancaster County Prison inmate. The mail cannot include items such as cash, newspaper clippings or photo copies. All mail is searched for unauthorized items prior to the inmate receiving it. You may not drop off any correspondence to inmates- it must go through the mail.
Address mail to inmates as follows:
<Inmate Name and I.D. Number (PIN)> Need the Inmate I.D. Number?... Click here
Lancaster County Prison
625 East King Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602-3199
Inmates are allowed to make collect calls from the institution during regular blockout hours. They may also make debit calls using the money on their personal inmate account, or using an ITI telephone account set up by family or friends. (For details regarding the differences between these two accounts, click here.) They cannot receive calls or make 3-way calls.
To find out more information about cost and the ability to receive a call from a correctional institution, click here
Or call toll-free, 1-888-949-3303.
In the event of the death or illness of an inmate family member, you may contact the Lancaster County Prison Chaplainís Office directly at (717) 295-2089. Please have the following information ready:
Name of inmate
Name of afflicted / deceased and their relationship to the inmate
Name of physician, hospital or funeral home
In order for an inmate to attend a funeral or graveside service, a private attorney must petition the sentencing Judge*. Inmate transports are conducted by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. Transportation fees do apply. For fee information contact the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office at (717) 299-8200.
*Work Release inmates may be authorized by the Work Release Administrator. For information contact the Lancaster County Prison Work Release Office at (717) 299-7808.