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Bedford County PA Correctional Facility (BCCF)

County Jail

Last Updated: November 20, 2020
Address
425 Imlertown Rd, Bedford, PA 15522
Beds
122
County
Bedford
Security Level
County - medium
Phone
814-623-2955
Fax
814-623-2946
Facility Type
Adult
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Bedford County PA Correctional Facility (BCCF) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 814-623-2955

The Bedford County PA Correctional Facility (BCCF) is a medium-security detention center located at 425 Imlertown Rd Bedford, PA which is operated locally by the Bedford County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Bedford County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Bedford Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

BCCF confines a variety of individuals with different charges. BCCF utilizes an ongoing classification process, which begins when an inmate is received into the facility and continues until the inmate is released. As such, it is a process intended to address the needs of the individual, as well as those of the facility. The classification process manages the total population with regard to housing, programming and facility work assignments. Decisions are based on information related to the individuals present functioning, as well as personal, criminal, institutional, psychological, medical, and social histories. BCCF shall not discriminate against any person based on sex, race, age, color, disability, religion, national origin, or political or religious beliefs.
Inmate work opportunities: There are two (2) types of work opportunities available to individuals confined at BCCF. An individual may be selected for an institutional job assignment, which can be either inside or outside. Those inmates assigned to jobs which are outside of BCCF require a higher level of clearance and must be approved by the Classification Committee, Deputy Warden, the Warden, and at times the Probation Department. In addition, BCCF operates a workforce program that provides work opportunities within the facility.
Barbering services: Barbering service is available on a scheduled basis. Religious activities: The Chaplain is available to meet inmates’ individual religious needs. A representative from other faiths may be contacted for inmates by the Chaplain if requested.
Counseling: The Treatment Specialist is available to each housing unit for problem-solving, to provide information about all programs at BCCF, and to complete all referrals to appropriate staff and programs (i.e. AA, NA, Educational and Work Programs. Correctional Officers also provide support and/or intervention. They are available to assist each inmate with any problems they may experience.
Commissary: This is a store within a correctional facility, that inmates may purchase items such as hygiene items, snacks, writing instruments and clothing. Commissary is available for inmates’ purchases. You can send the inmate a money order to be put on their account for the purchase of commissary.
Money can be deposited online to the inmate’s commissary account through jailatm.com

Inmate Locator

Bedford County PA Correctional Facility (BCCF) publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Pennsylvania. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Visitation Information

Bedford County Correctional Facility (BCCF) - Visitation

Visitation Schedule and Hours are as follows:

  • MALES: Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday
  • FEMALES: Monday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • RHU: Wednesday
  • JUVENILE: Wednesday

9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Newly committed inmates receive an Authorized Visitor List. This list requires that all inmates requesting family visitation must list potential visitors and have those visitors approved prior to receiving visits. The Authorized Visitor List must be completed in its entirety, listing the name, address, date of birth, gender, and relation to/of all potential visitors. The potential visitor’s name, address, DOB, and gender must directly reflect the information on the visitor’s driver’s license or state-issued photo identification card. If there are any discrepancies between the visitor's ID card and the inmates approved visitor list the visit will be turned away.

The Authorized Visitor List may have up to but not exceed 10 persons. Only those added to the list and approved by the BCCF Administration will be permitted to visit the inmate. The inmate will be informed if any requested visitors have been denied after review of the BCCF Administration.

Reasons for denial of a potential visitor include:
1. The requested visitor was incarcerated at the BCCF within the past year
2. There is an active PFA and/or Court Ordered “No Contact” between the requested visitor and the inmate
3. Information on the Authorized Visitor List has not been filled out in its entirety
The Authorized Visitor List may be changed only once every thirty (30) days via a written request to the Deputy Warden, at which time the inmate will be given a Supplementary Authorized Visitor List to add or remove visitors.
VISITATION POLICY - Each inmate at the BCCF will be advised by a correctional staff member that he/she can have two (2) visits per week with authorized visitors during scheduled visiting hours, with the visiting week starting on Monday. All minors must show proper identification (school I.D. or birth certificate) and be accompanied during the visit by a parent or legal guardian. Special visits for inmates may be approved by the Warden/designee under certain circumstances. Length of visit is one (1) hour; however, visits may be limited to thirty (30) minutes if other visitors are waiting. If the conduct of any person during a visit becomes disorderly, the visit will be terminated. Visitors who become disorderly may have their visitation rights suspended for a specific period of time and/or suspended indefinitely. Only three (3) visitors may visit an inmate at a time, provided they register together. All adult visitors MUST have a valid state-issued I.D. for admittance. Each visitor’s (including minors) full name and complete address must be registered and logged onto the visitor’s sign-in sheet. If at any time the facility enters lockdown the visits will be cancelled we apologize in advance for such inconvenience.
The Bedford County Correctional Facility is a place of business. As such, the wearing of revealing, suggestive, or otherwise inappropriate attire is strictly prohibited. The following types of apparel, if worn by visitors will not be permitted:

  • See-through (transparent) & spaghetti strap type garments.
  • Shorts above mid-thigh level (inseam length.)
  • Skirts above the mid-thigh level (hem length.)
  • Skirts with splits that extend above mid-thigh
  • Tube/ tank top athletic shirts and halter tops (regardless of gender.)
  • Shirts or jerseys that expose the midriff or significant portions of the torso, and extremely low cut-blouses or shirts.
  • Spandex clothing (skintight), such as aerobics and jogging attire.
  • Ragged, skin-tight or torn jeans (exposing portions of the body above midthigh or underwear.)

Visits will be terminated under the following conditions:

  • Visits introducing contraband into the facility can and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  Any loud, abusive language or behavior will cause the visit to end.
  • Visitors that refuse to follow staff directives.
  • Visitors must control children in the lobby or visiting area. Visitors who are unable to maintain proper control of their children may have their visit terminated and be asked to depart facility grounds.
  • Children cannot be left unattended in the lobby area.
  • The visitor is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The visitor refuses to show proper Identification.
  • Visitors to the BCCF must have their vehicle locked and the windows up when the vehicle is unattended. Visitors ARE NOT permitted to bring cell phones, lighters, tobacco products, or bags (purses, diaper bags, etc.), weapons, or drugs into the facility.
  • Visitors are not permitted to gather outside of the vehicle, loiter in the parking lot or anywhere on facility grounds.
  • Visitors who are disrespectful to facility staff, who fail to follow direction, use abusive language or become disruptive shall have their visitation privileges suspended for a period of time and/or indefinitely.

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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a County - medium facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Bedford County PA Correctional Facility (BCCF) that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To Send Money:

How to Send an Inmate Money in Pennsylvania

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with. Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

Inmate Care Packages:

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate Commissary:

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How To Send Mail:

This is how to send your inmate at Bedford County PA Correctional Facility (BCCF) letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How To Send Greeting Cards and Postcards:

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How To Send magazines and Books:

Send magazines to Bedford County PA Correctional Facility (BCCF) at 425 Imlertown Rd, Bedford, PA

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $5.00, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

Ask The Inmate

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