Inmate Mail Policy



Effective March 1st, 2019, incoming envelopes will be discarded in the mail room and will not be taken to the blocks. Anyone who wants to ensure the return address gets to the inmate must write the address on the letter itself. The return address is still required on the envelope.


Greeting cards of any kind will no longer be accepted by Lancaster County Prison unless they are directly shipped from an approved vendor of Lancaster County Prison. This decision has been made due to the recent issues across the state of Pennsylvania that pertain to drugs and other contraband entering correctional facilities via the mail.

Any cards that come via the mail and are not from the approved vendor will be marked “cards not accepted” and sent back to the return address listed on the envelope.
The approved vendor is below: