Contacting Inmates

By Mail

You may send mail via the United States 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)
Lancaster County Prison
Drawer C
625 E. King St.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

By Phone

Inmates are allowed to make collect calls from the institution during regular block out hours. They cannot receive calls or make three way calls.


In the event of the death or illness of an inmate family member, you may contact the Lancaster County Prison Chaplain’s 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.