PO Box 23
Thornton , PA 19373
Delaware County PA George W. Hill Correctional Facility is classed as a medium security facility. It has a strengthened perimeter fence and electronic detection systems to ensure inmates stay within the facility. To help inmates prepare themselves to rejoin the wider community, Delaware County PA George W. Hill Correctional Facility offers a wide range of work and treatment programs.
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Extra InformationThis facility is for adult inmates.
The George W. Hill Correctional Facility is responsible for the incarceration of pre-trial detainees and persons serving a county sentence of two years less one day or a state sentence of five years less one day. Most offenders receive their first exposure to prison at the county level. In 2011, the prison maintained a daily average population of 1862 residents.
- The construction of the George W. Hill Correctional Facility (GWHCF) was completed in 1998, being occupied in October of 1998.
- Community Education Centers was contracted by the Delaware County Prison Board just prior to January 2009 and assumed the responsibility of comprehensive and complete correctional services at GWHCF.
- CEC provides jail detention management services at this facility.
- Two full-time reentry counselors are available for discharge planning.
- The facility provides a psycho-education program, Prison Re-entry Education Program (PREP). This program addresses substance abuse and criminal addictive behaviors and is offered to voluntary and mandated offenders.
- GWHCF facilitates weekly Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
- HIV/AIDS education, counseling, and discharge planning are available.
- GWHCF offers Intermediate Education, Basic Carpentry, Targeting Success, Workplace Essential Skills, Pre-Adult Basic Education, Adult Basic Education, GED Preparation, GED Testing (Certified), Computer Literacy, and Positive Living Assistance Network (PLAN - our mental health education program).
- Anger management, sex offender treatment, Houses of Healing and ACT 143 classes are available to voluntary and mandated offenders.
- Recreation services include physical exercise in the facility gym, activities/games, entertainment/films, and haircuts.
- Offenders can schedule time in the law library to work on the preparation of legal documents. Library services include a Notary Public and a leisure lending library.
- Religious services can be accessed through volunteers, faith-based community Initiatives, and a religious library.
- Work Release Program are available to qualified detainees.
- Thresholds offers services focusing on decision making are provided through volunteers authorized by administration.