Officials Visitation

Official visitors, including but not limited to attorneys, clergy, probation/parole officers and service providers with proper identification or authorization may see inmates daily between the hours of 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Official Visitors inquiring about ICE detainees must get authorization from ICE officials or have a G-28 form on file.  ICE public number is 717-840-7253

Attorney preferred method of identification is a state bar card verifying their bar membership.  However, if they do not have such a card the attorney shall be required to present another document verifying their bar membership.

A legal representative (not an attorney) shall be required to provide documentation such as a G-28 and/or authorization on company letterhead allowing the individual to act on behalf of the attorney. 

Attorneys wanting an interpreter, private investigator, legal representatives/legal assistants, or a medical professional to accompany them during their visit or wanting them to visit with their client(s) on their behalf must request permission from the York County Prison Intelligence Office for these individuals to enter the secure area of the prison. The ofice may be contacted at the following email address: YCPIntelligenceOffice@YorkCountyPA.gov 

All requests must be made within at least forty-eight (48) business hours in advance. Please be advised that a court order may be required for certain electronic equipment and/or devices as well as for outside medical providers to enter the secure area of the prison. 

All requests for immigration status detainees will require approval through Immigration officials so this may take longer to obtain a security clearance.

Once a security clearance is generated, the requesting party will receive a confirmation email. 

Official Visitors Rules for Entering into the Prison

No weapons, food, chewing gum, drinks, cell phones, computers, PDA’s, recorders or any other electronic components in watches, pendants or any other form are allowed to be brought in the prison.  Professional visitors must strictly adhere to the same rules that apply to other visitors. 

It is extremely important that professional visitors understand that no one, without exception, is allowed to hand anything directly to an inmate.  An officer, shift supervisor or a member of the administration must examine every item before the item is given to the inmate.  There are no exceptions to this policy.  This includes legal documents, medical documents, books, magazines, pamphlets, and photographs.

Professional visitors are prohibited from having a contact visit with any relatives (by blood or marriage) or persons with whom they have or have had a personal relationship.  The exercise of visitation is a privilege that may be revoked if any of the rules of visitation are violated.  It is important to understand that security is of utmost importance and that the delivery advertently or inadvertently of any contraband item is strictly prohibited and this rule is not changed by the confidential nature of the relationship of the inmate and his/her visitor.

Everyone entering the prison is subject to search, per Purdon's Title 61, Section 384. Any visitor who refuses a search when requested will be denied visitation.