Please note the following options for legal mail correspondence:  

  1. Attorneys, legal representatives, and court officials are authorized to send legal correspondence through email or standard mail.
  2. Standard legal mail may be sent to 3400 Concord Rd. York, PA 17402.  

             Legal and Special Correspondence Mail Limits

  • Incoming legal or special correspondence shall be limited to 75 pages or less;
  • Incoming legal or special correspondence over 75 pages shall be returned to sender with notice why the mail was returned. The inmate shall also be notified. 
  • If legal or special correspondence is more than 75 pages, then the sender must obtain an appropriate court order for it to be received by the prison and processed for the inmate.


     3.Legal email service is free of charge to both the attorney and the recipient.

     4. Please send all legal emails to

     5. Legal emails are protected, confidential, and will not be retained on our servers.

     6. YCP Mailroom clerks will open the emails and print in the presence of the inmate. Each inmate will sign for and be given a copy of a reciept indicating the sender and documents

         recieved. These reciepts will be retained, and  original emails will be deleted from the server.

     7. In order to utilize this free email service, attorneys or legal representatives must be verified in advance and added to our email list. Please email a copy of Bar card or G-28,

         photo ID,  and  email address to

     8. Once verified, York County Prison Records Department will send a confirmation email that you have been successfuly added to the group.


Please note the following options available for non-privileged (non-legal) mail/communication with a loved one in the facility: 

GTL Tablets- Text messaging now available. Visit to create an account and place funds on an inmate account.

TextBehind - Standard mail will no longer be mailed to the York Prison's physical address. TextBehind  provides a mobile application as well as a website where you can electronically send messages that will be printed and delivered to the prison. The inmate will recieve a copy of the mail and the original will be destroyed. Do NOT send any checks, money orders, or cash as they will not be accepted. Visit to explore other electronic options available. The mailing address for standard mail is as follows:

Inmate and ID number

York County Prison

P.O. Box 247

Phoenix, MD 21131

Please note the following option for books/maagzines/publications:

Inmates/detainees may once again receive books and magazines via mail. Incoming periodicals and publications must adhere to the following criteria:

  1. All incoming books and magazines must be new and accompanied by a packing slip indicating such.
  2. All books must be paid in advance.
  3. Mail containing more than five (5) publications (i.e. books, mazagines or a combination therof) will be denied. Inmates are allowed to only haev five (5) publications in their possession at at any given time.
  4. Mail containing books and/or magazines larger than 11'X13" and/or weighing more than four (4) lbs. will be denied.
  5. Mail containing books or magazines that do not pass the metal detector will be denied.
  6. Books or publications with material that are deemed security risks will be denied.
  7. Journals with blank pages will be denied.
  8. Any publication that is considered a catalog (with the majority of pages with price lists) will be denied.
  9. Any publication that contains sexually explicit or obscene material will be denied.

  All books and magazines must be ordered through Books-A-Million (BAM) and mailed to:

York County Prison

 3400 Concord Rd.

York, PA 17402.   

Please note the following changes to policy:

1.  Money Orders and personal checks will no longer be accepted in the Business Office.

 2.  Paperwork such as birth certificates and checks that need signed by inmates will NOT be taken into the secure facility under normal circumstances. A sally port clearance must be obtained 48 hours in advance and will only be granted under special circumstances such as time-sensitive insurance or payroll checks. Personal checks or money orders are not considered a special circumstance. Please email for approval. You must provide your name, address, DOB, and state the reason for the request. You will recieve a confirmation or denial by email.

 3.  All donated religous books need to be pre-approved by Chaplain Darin Schoch. Please call 717-840-7581 for pre-approval and to schedule a drop-off time.  



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