Warden: Clair Doll

Our location:  3400 Concord Road, York, Pa. 17402-9007            

Prison Phone: (717) 840-7580

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office: (717) 840-7253



York County Prison responding to inmate drug exposure


On Sept. 4, 2018, around 11 p.m., a York County Prison inmate was revived with naloxone. The inmate overdosed on what is suspected to be an opiate-based drug. Prison staff acted quickly to save the inmate’s life.

York County Prison Warden Clair Doll has ordered the immediate suspension of all incoming non-legal mail and periodicals. During this suspension, the administrative team will do the following:

  • Develop solutions to provide mail privileges that decrease the risk of staff and inmate exposures to illicit drugs.

  • Continue to educate staff members and inmates about situational awareness.

  • Continue to educate staff members who handle mail and search inmates and their property.

The investigation into how the inmate obtained the illegal substance is ongoing and the Prison, through the county’s public information officer, will have more details as this develops.

Media contact: Mark Walters, Public Information Officer;


Video Visitation Now Available:

The York County Prison has launched video visitation, which is meant to allow friends, family, attorneys and others to visit remotely with inmates housed at the facility. Please click here for more information. 


Welcome to the York County Prison’s website.

The mission of York County Prison is to maintain a safe, secure environment for a diverse population of incarcerated individuals, staff and visitors. We are dedicated to implementing innovative methods of security and working with our community partners to provide quality education and evidenced-based treatment programs to increase the probability of successful community re-entry.

Inmates may be pretrial detainees awaiting trial or those already sentenced by the Court of Common Pleas. The prison also houses federal immigration detainees in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The facility has a maximum of 2400 beds and a maximum of 276 beds for the Work Release Center. All male and female Work Release Inmates are located at 3403 Concord Road, York PA 17402.  This building is directy accross the street from the main prison. Please note that Female Work Release inmates were recently moved to this building.  Employers may contact the Officer's Desk at 717-840-7593 with scheduling changes or questions.

The Inmate Rules and Policies section contains information regarding inmate funds, use of the telephone systems and policies regarding mail and personal property.

The Visitation section provides information for individuals wishing to meet with inmates incarcerated at the prison. There are general rules and regulations, as well as specific regulations and policies for children, adults, attorneys and other officials. Due to recently added security measures, no paperwork may be hand-delivered to an inmate/detainee during a regular vist. This includes any paperwork needed for signatures, checks, etc.  These documents must be mailed into the prison.  Official visitors such as law enforment and attorneys are still permitted to bring in necessary paperwork during their official visit. 

If you would like to find out when a prisoner has been released from our facility, please register for jail release notifications. This service is provided by VINELink, the national victim notification network.

Also available are male and female inmate rosters, which are updated daily, as well as information about eligibility for work release.