Mission Statement

If you have a safety concern regarding an inmate please call the SUICIDE HOTLINE, which is monitored 24/7.  (717)-664-LIFE(5433)

COVID-19 Definitions and Updates

An Isolation Block is when there is a known positive COVID on the block.


Quarantined Block is when we are either waiting on test results or will be testing the block due to known positives coming off the block. No moves on or off the block. 


Intake Blocks are technically not quarantined. They are on a cohort status, meaning small groups of inmates being allowed out for block out, but movement on and off the block still occur. 

Hosing Units Currently On Isolation Status:



Work Release

Hosing Units Currently On Quarantine Status:




Hosing Units Currently On Cohort Status:




Effective 8/17/2020 Visitation for all housing areas will be cancelled due to health and safety concerns. 

Due to quarantine, Visitation for 3-2 will be cancelled . Please check back for updates on visitation.

Due to quarantine, Visitation for Work Release and C-Main
will be cancelled Friday, August 12.

Due to the Coronavirus, effective 3/14/2020 ALL Prison Visitation is cancelled until further notice.

LEGAL visitation will continue to be permitted. Attorneys must provide their own mask and submit to a temperature check prior to entrance. 

Commissary and Mail delivery will continue as normal.  Chaplains and counselors are on site and providing support.  

The main phone line will be answered at the Prison as staff are available.  Voicemail has been added for callers to leave a detailed message.  Calls will be returned as soon as possible.  If you have a safety concern regarding an inmate please call the SUICIDE HOTLINE, which is monitored 24/7.  (717)-664-LIFE(5433)

For more information the the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections about COVID-19 please Click Here

For a FAQ Question and Answer Guide about how Lancaster County Prison is handling COVID-19 Click Here

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Title 37 Inspection Results

In November 2018, Lancaster County Prison was inspected by the DOC under Title37, Chapter 95 standards.

There are many areas reviewed including housing, classification and security procedures.

Lancaster County Prison was in compliance with all sections. The only change that was required was repair to 2 shower areas in Work Release housing. A quote was obtained and the work was performed in February 2019. Documentation was submitted to the inspectors and full compliance was issued.

The in depth inspection includes policy review and face to face interviews with both staff and inmates. All areas of the facility are toured and inspected for safety and sanitation. It covers security, treatment, education, medical services and food service operations.

We are proud to report that our compliance carries us through to our next scheduled inspection in 2020.

A letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in regard to the Lancaster County Prison Title 37 inspection is linked here.


Friends and family members of an inmate are encouraged to report any suspicion that the inmate is a victim or perpetrator of sexual abuse or harassment by calling the PREA Hotline.

Lancaster County Prison PREA Policy

Lancaster County Prison PREA Report

PREA Hotline: 1 (844) 429-5412

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