Lancaster County Prison

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United Way of Lancaster County United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ProgramPrison provides minimum to maximum security levels. Average length of stay is approximately 70 days. Those committed and sentenced can be held for periods up to 2 years less one day. The prison offers a wide range of opportunities designed to assist those incarcerated in changing their lifestyle to include educational classes and reentry services to assist them in becoming productive members of their communities.

Services available to those incarcerated:
- Prison Physician: 24-hour medical coverage and emergency services through PrimeCare Medical.
- Prison Psychiatrist: Mental health and crisis counseling through PrimeCare Medical.
- Drug and Alcohol (D&A) Education Unit: Daily individual D&A, group counseling/education, guest speakers; weekly Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings through community volunteers.
- Anger and stress management classes.
- Parenting classes.
- Individual and group spiritual counseling and services through daily clergy visits coordinated through Support for Prison Ministries provides.
- Bible Study, English and Spanish Bible studies through community volunteers and chaplains’ staff.
- Adult Basic Education through IU13: Individual High School Equivalency Testing (HISET) formerly GED testing.
- Juvenile Education Program and Special Education through School District of Lancaster’s Title I credit recovery and High School Diploma program.
- Sexual assault support groups and counseling through YWCA.
- Internal Inmate Trustee Work Program assisting in daily food service, supply and general maintenance of facility.
- Work Release Program for those deemed by the court to be eligible.
- Community Service Program: Aids with a wide range of projects for nonprofit and government agencies.
- Re-Entry Programming for Males and Females.
Geographic AreaLancaster
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's Phone717-299-7800
Physical Site Address 1625 East King Street
Physical Site City, State, ZipLancaster, PA 17602
Main Phone717-299-7800
Other Phone717-664-5433 Prison suicide-prevention hotline
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
County of Lancaster
This Program: Lancaster County Prison
Affiliated Services: Lancaster County Prison