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Chester County Prison

501 South Wawaset Road

West Chester, PA  19382


County History:   

Chester county is the highest income county in the state and it is one of three counties established by William Penn in 1682.  The county seat is West Chester.  Most of the history associated with the county is related to its location between the Susquehanna River and Philadelphia.  

County Population:  509,468

Area Code(s):  484, 610

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh 

County of Chester
313 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380

Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for West Chester:  West Chester’s violent crime rate has been consistently close to the national average on either side since 2001; however, most years it exceeded the national average.      

Per 1,000 residents, West Chester has 2.43 or 47 officers, which is below Pennsylvania’s average of 2.61  

County Clerk:  Unknown  

Inmate Search Instructions:  No information available  

Visiting Hours:  

Sending mail to Inmates:  

Inmates are permitted to receive correspondence through the mail. All the mail received is opened and examined for contraband. Any attempts to send contraband via mail may result in criminal action being taken against the inmate and sender. Inmates are not permitted to possess more than 10 photos at a time. Any photos containing nudity regardless of age will be returned.

All mail should have the inmate’s full first and last name and the Inmate’s I.D. number.

Sending funds to inmates:  

Money Orders and Certified Checks are the only form of currency accepted by Chester County Prison for inmate accounting.  They can either be mailed in or dropped off. If dropped off, all money orders and certified checks must be placed in the designated drop box on the Prison Grounds.  Please ask the Officer stationed at the Prison entrance for the location of the drop box.  The following procedures will be strictly enforced:

  • Money Orders and Bank Certified Checks will be the only forms of currency accepted in the drop boxes.
  • Money Orders and Bank Certified Checks Should be filled out completely and accurately to ensure proper receipt. All Money Orders and Bank Certified Checks must have full 1st and last name along with the inmate I.D. number.
  • All other items deposited in the drop box will not be accepted. (i.e. personal checks, letters, notes, etc.).

Working at Chester County:  

Sex Offender Search:  No information available  

Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

Chester County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Chester County Probation Department
Location:201 West Market Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19382
Chester County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined970
Avg Daily Population924
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll258
Full time total employees258
Total salaries and wages14035168
Other operating expenditures7138284
Total construction costs22821164
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction1959
Year of major renovation1983
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Chester County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016281,139
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016270,147
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201610,992
Unemployment Rate, 20163.9
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201590,555
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Chester County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201430,147
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20156.0
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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