Due to the influx of contraband into Lancaster County Prison, the decision has been made to discontinue the inmate personal book program. The below listed dates are important dates and actions that will be taking place in the near future.

3/29/2018: Last day incoming books will be accepted into the facility. Books arriving after this date will automatically be returned to sender

4/16/2018: Last day books can be handed in by inmates to be picked up by the Publications Clerk to picked up by friends or family. 

4/27/2018: All remaining books in Business Office that have not been picked up will be taken to the Prison Library.

To ensure inmates have access to reading material Lancaster County Prison will be expanding upon the current in-house library with help from the Lancaster County Library System.
This will not affect books given out by the Chaplains office or School.

We encourage visitors to check WGAL Closings and Cancellations to see if regularly scheduled visitation has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

The Lancaster County Prison is currently undergoing several I.T. upgrades.

During this period you may experience some delays when calling for information.

We appreciate your patience!!

Suicide Hotline:        717-664-LIFE (5433)

PREA Hotline:          1-866-823-6703

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

PREA Risk Assessment Screening Form

Lancaster County Prison PREA Report

Lancaster County Prison PREA Inspection


Effective March 1, 2016

Money orders WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED in the Prison lobby. Money orders will still be accepted through the mail. No personal checks are accepted.

Money can be deposited on to commissary accounts by visiting: or using the kiosk located in the prison lobby (cash, credit, or debit)

Money can be deposited on to phone accounts by visiting:


Change in inmate clothing exchange procedure, click here

Current Prison Commissary Menu