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Bradford County Correctional Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: October 15, 2020
Address
15927 US Route 6, Troy, PA 16947
Beds
207
County
Bradford
Security Level
County - medium
Phone
570-297-5047
Fax
570-297-3179
Email
bcdpwarden@bradfordco.org
Facility Type
Adult
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Bradford County Correctional Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 570-297-5047

The Bradford County Correctional Facility is a medium-security detention center located at 15927 US Route 6 Troy, PA which is operated locally by the Bradford 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. Bradford County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Troy Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Bradford County Correctional Facility in west Burlington was built in the 1980’s. It was first occupied in 1991 and featured a variety of new conveniences and security measures not available in the previous facility. It was expanded in 2007 to a maximum bed capacity of 207 with many updated security features. Bradford County Correctional Facility offers numerous programs to inmates including Bible Study, 12 Step Meetings, Drug & Alcohol program, Conflict Resolution, GED Program, ARCC Group Counsel and Parenting Classes.

Nothing may be brought into the facility by family or friends. Anything an inmate needs may be purchased from the commissary using their inmate account.

This is a tobacco free facility. Please refer to local ordinance no. 2014-01.

All correspondence for inmates must be sent through the U. S. Postal Service. Messages or notes cannot be given to inmates.

Inmate Telephone Services - Calls are recorded and may be monitored. Family and friends of inmates can call the inmate telephone service to set up an advance pay account at 877-650-4249. Money can also be deposited on the in-house kiosk. Charges and rates for calls are set by the FCC. Inmate phone service is controlled and operated by the telephone provider, not our facility. All questions regarding the inmate telephone service can be directed to the number provided above.

Community Workforce Inmate Program - The Community Workforce Inmate Program (C.W.I.P.) is available to community groups, charitable organizations and local governments within Bradford County. The program will provide labor to community groups and local governments via approved work-release inmates from the Bradford County Correctional Facility. The types of projects that workforce inmates will be involved with may include; Public work projects, painting, graffiti removal, various public works projects, special events, maintenance, general public property clean-up, etc.

Benefits of the Program: The C.W.I.P. will have a positive impact on both the inmates and the communities in which they work. This will be an opportunity to use the unproductive time of those who have broken the laws of our communities to give something back. Communities will gain the advantage of added manpower to complete projects in their community. This program will give inmates the chance to gain work experience while incarcerated. By helping the community and accomplishing work in their communities it will promote a sense of accomplishment and self-respect. This program will allow local governments and groups to do projects at a low cost and save all local taxpayers money. This will provide the opportunity for the taxpayers to see results from those individuals who would normally be unproductive members of the jail population.

Utilizing the Program: To utilize the program the applicant must submit an application to the Bradford County Prison Board for approval. Once approval of the application is granted a contract for work will be entered into between Bradford County Commissioners and the submitting entity. The contract will be an agreement of the terms of which the work will be completed.

Inmate Approval and Selection: Inmates that enter this program will be approved for work release by the Bradford County Courts. Inmates will be approved as physically fit by Bradford County Correctional Facility medical personnel. The records of each inmate will be reviewed to ensure that they have no history of violent crime. The inmates will also be screened taking into consideration the type of work that needs to be accomplished and the skills that they possess.

Worksite Supervision: Community Workforce Inmates will be supervised by a correctional facility officer. No more than 6 inmates will be allowed on the job site. To aid in supervision and inmate compliance the officer will be required to carry a taser. The inmates are required to wear clothing identifying themselves as correctional facility inmates.

Safety and Training of Inmates: Training for safety and the specific job requirements will be the responsibility of the party utilizing the inmate workforce.

Transportation: Transportation will be provided by the Bradford County Correctional facility.

Reporting & Survey Process: A project completion survey will ensure work quality and inmate compliance for the program. The group or local government using the C.W.I.P. will be required to report on the inmate progress on the project, including their work ethic, quality of work, etc.

Workforce Application

Inmate Locator

Bradford County Correctional Facility 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

Bradford County PA Correctional Facility - Visitation

Visitation is scheduled by inmates on Sunday for the following Monday through Friday. It is their responsibility to notify who they want to visit and when it is scheduled. All visits are secure visitation type, not contact visitation type.Visitation information is not released by the facility staff. We do not have open visits for inmates.

All visitors must sign in and out.All visitors must present a photo ID prior to each visit to the clerk. Birth certificates must be presented for anyone under 18 years old with the documented parent present. Otherwise, legal documentation for custody must be presented with the legal custodian present in addition to the birth certificate.

Monday:

  • 8:30am-9:30am Male Max
  • 9:30am-12:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 4:30pm-6:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm Male Max

Tuesday:

  • 8:30am-12:00pm Male Work Release
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 4:30pm-6:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 7:00pm-8:30pm Female Unit
  • 8:30pm-9:00pm Female Max

Wednesday:

  • 8:30am-9:30am Female Unit
  • 9:30am-12:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 4:30pm-6:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm Male Work Release

Thursday:

  • 8:30am-12:00pm Male Work Release
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 4:30pm-6:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm Female Unit

Friday:

  • 8:30am-9:30am Female Unit
  • 9:30am-12:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 4:30pm-6:00pm Male A, B and D Units
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm Male Work Release

Absolutely no food, drink, hats, coats, keys, purses, diaper bags, car seats, weapons, tobacco products, cell phones or other items allowed in the secure visitation area. You are responsible to bring in only your ID and any monies for deposits. Lockers are available for use with a quarter deposit. All visitors are to wear modest attire. No halters, tank tops, short shorts, short skirts or see-through clothing allowed. All shirts must have sleeves. Visitors may be turned away if any of the above is not complied.

Visitors damaging any Bradford County Correctional Facility property will pay for the repairs and may lose visitation privileges as well as inmates may lose privileges.

There is an in-house kiosk for deposits that accepts cash (no $1.00 bills) or credit card and includes a surcharge fee. The deposits are done twice weekly, Mondays at 9am and Fridays at 11am (schedule may change due to holidays). Money orders made out to the inmate's name will be accepted by mail.

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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 Bradford County Correctional Facility 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 Bradford County Correctional Facility 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 Bradford County Correctional Facility at 15927 US Route 6, Troy, 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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