Lancaster County Jail & Prison

Find Lancaster County Pennsylvania jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentaries. Jails and prisons provide information on inmate searches, rosters, lookups, lists, records, and mugshot photos.


Lancaster County Prison 625 East King Street Lancaster PA 17602 717-299-7800


Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center 235 Circle Avenue Lancaster PA 17602 717-299-7821

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Do Prison inmates work?

Federal Prison inmates and some State Prison inmates are required to work unless they have a medical restriction. Inmates who are participating in educational or treatment programs, or inmates who are considered a security risk, may receive an exemption from work requirements.

How can victims of a crime learn when an inmate is being released?

Most states have a Victim Services Unit or similar agency that can provide information on the release of inmates. In some cases, a petitioner may also be notified of parole hearings.

What is Good Conduct Time?

Good Conduct Time refers to time that can be deducted from an inmate's sentence as a result of good behavior. Though the actual formula for calculating Good Conduct Time is complex, a commonly used rule of thumb is that a year of good behavior can reduce a sentence by roughly 54 days.