Bucks County Correctional Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: January 30, 2024
1730 S Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901

Bucks Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Bucks County Correctional Facility

You can support your loved ones at Bucks Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 215-345-3700.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Bucks County Correctional Facility so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Bucks Co Jail is a detention center located at 1730 S Easton Rd Doylestown, PA which is operated locally by the Bucks 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. Bucks County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Doylestown Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Pennsylvania here.

The Bucks County Department of Corrections operates both a Men’s and Women’s Community Corrections Center. These two centers are community-based, minimum security, work release facilities. The philosophy for minimum custody and work release emphasizes personal accountability and treatment while offering residents an opportunity to help themselves and their families.

The Men’s Community Corrections Center replaced the original Rehabilitation Center opened in 1963. The building houses 270 male residents and provides shared treatment programming for both males and females. Shared services offered to male and female residents include; intensive drug and alcohol treatment, adult basic education, case management, community service and work release.

The Men's Medium Custody Center was built off the Men's Community Corrections Center in 2018.

The Women’s Community Corrections Center offers 50 beds for female residents. The opening of the Women’s facility offered the same levels of custody services and opportunities as the male population.

Work Release
The Work Release Program enables the offender to pay restitution, courts costs and fines, child support payments and other debts. All employed offenders are required to pay a specified percentage of each pay for room and board. The offender is also allocated sufficient funds for travel expenses during the week.

Offenders who have been ordered by the Court to work release are classified as minimum custody. The Work Release Program is a key component in reintegrating the offender back into the community.

Community Service
Offenders from the Community Corrections Centers perform community service to assist county agencies and non-profit organizations. All offenders incarcerated at the Community Corrections Centers are eligible for community service work.

During 2013, there were 191,520 hours of in house community service performed by both male and female offenders. In addition, there were 30,190 hours of off-campus community service completed at 30 sites. An average of 188 offenders performed community service each month.

House Arrest
The House Arrest Program is located within the Men's Community Corrections Center, and operates on a 24-hour basis. House Arrest involves a philosophy of strictly limiting an offender's movement within the community through GPS electronic monitoring.

Serious violations of house arrest will result in the offender's removal to maximum custody at the Bucks County Correctional Facility.

House Arrest Handbook

Resident Mail - Incoming Mail - Permitted Items

  1. All incoming mail must be in a plain unlined WHITE standard business-sized (#10 - 4”x 9 ½”) or legal sized envelope.All incoming general correspondence (non-legal) will only be accepted if written on standard sized 8 ½ x 11” WHITE paper, lined or unlined - No Rough Edges.

  2. Legal or Privileged correspondence will be accepted.
  3. Letters must be written in ink or graphite pencil.
  4. Digital photo-copies of photographs printed on standard white 8 ½ x 11” paper. These will be considered one sheet of paper and not count as a “photograph”.
  5. There is no limit to the number of photo-copies an inmate may receive.
  6. Validated money orders.
  7. Mail containing any other items, on any other type of paper, in any other type of envelope or written or marked with any other medium will be returned to sender.

Incoming Mail – Items NOT Permitted

The following are considered unauthorized items. Any mail containing unauthorized items will be stamped as “REFUSED” and the correspondence will be returned to sender. The letter and unauthorized items will be rejected as a whole. This will be documented on the offender’s mail log.

  1. Colored envelopes
  2. Greeting cards
  3. Letters or correspondence written on colored paper
  4. Photographs including Polaroid and instant photos.
  5. Obscene materials, written or drawn, nude pictures or photocopies and/or pornographic materials, including child pornography
  6. Pictures or photo-copies containing violence or gang-related activities including hand signs
  7. Mail written in code, or in a foreign language that cannot be interpreted to the extent necessary to conduct an effective search
  8. Stickers, labels or anything with adhesive including return address labels
  9. Care packages
  10. Mail containing a foreign or unknown substance or stain. If the substance is suspected of being a controlled substance, the mail shall be turned over to law enforcement officials.
  11. Any envelope or letter with an odor causing substance like perfume or cologne that permeates the mail
  12. Personal checks, cash or C.O.D. (Collect/Cash on Delivery) items
  13. Postcards, pamphlets, or business cards
  14. Mail written in crayon, paint, marker, colored pencil, gel ink, felt-tip or highlighter
  15. Mail with lipstick imprinted on it
  16. Items containing glue or white out
  17. Blank paper, envelopes, Post-it notes, glitter, tape, plastic or metal, craft materials, parchment or stock paper, colored paper, staples, paper clips, or ribbon
  18. Postage stamps, loose or book
  19. Flowers, candy or food
  20. Torn-out book, magazine or newspaper clippings or pages

Publications and Reading Materials

Reading materials will be permitted into the facility only if they originate from a publisher or bookstore. Family/friends may order newspaper or magazine subscriptions for delivery to the facility and may have books sent indirectly from a publisher or bookstore. No magazines, newspapers or books sent or delivered by individuals will be permitted into the facility. Any packages received or mailed directly from individuals that contain reading materials will be returned to sender if possible. If a package does not have a return address, the offender will be notified and have two weeks (14 days) to make arrangements for family or friends to pick it up in the lobby during Business Office hours or otherwise remove it. At the end of this period, it will be discarded.

Publications that may pose a safety or security risk to the facility, including publications deemed offensive, obscene or inciteful are prohibited. The Director, Warden, Superintendent or his/her designee may declare a publication unacceptable at his/her discretion. Offenders will be notified if incoming publications or packages are returned or withheld.

There are no restrictions as to the number of letters a resident may send or receive. All mail should be addressed to the Resident and should include their resident number. This number can be searched using the Correction Inmate Lookup. Disclaimer for Inmate Lookup Tool: The information on this tool may not accurately reflect any releases or housing assignments and should only be used to verify the information for the purpose stated above or registration on the State Automated Victim Notification System (SAVIN).

Using the resident number will help expedite the mail process.

Mailing address:
Bucks County Department of Corrections
1730 S. Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Resident Phone Service

The Department of Corrections uses Inmate Telephone Inc., a Correctional telephone provider to serve the resident population. If you need to create an account, have a billing question, are experiencing difficulties or need information about the Inmate Telephone System you must call Inmate Telephone Incorporated at 814.949.3303 or contact them through their web site at www.inmatetelephone.com. To get the calls at 50% discount - find out how, here.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Pennsylvania. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Bucks County Correctional Facility.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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.

Visitation Information

Bucks County Correctional Facility - Visitation

All residents are permitted visits during regularly scheduled visiting times on each weekend. Residents are afforded four hours of visiting each weekend (2 hours each on Saturday and Sunday). Visitation is also permitted on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Visiting sessions are determined by room assignment. AM visiting hours are from 8:00 to 10:00. PM visiting hours are from 1:00 to 3:00. Modules A, B,C,D,E, and Y comprise Group A. Modules F, G, H, J, and Z comprise Group B. --

2018 Community Corrections Visitation Schedule

Medium Custody Visitation Schedule

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Lookup
The Corrections Division is now offering a new Interactive Voice Response (IVR) which is accessed by calling 267-915-4072. This system allows for the public to search and receive information on all active offenders, providing Bucks County Corrections identification #.; bond; housing location; visiting hours and other pertinent information via the telephone.

You may use the Corrections Inmate Lookup for further resident information.
Disclaimer for Inmate Lookup Tool: The information on this tool may not accurately reflect any releases or housing assignments and should only be used to verify information for the purpose of registration on the State Automated Victim Notification System (SAVIN). View the PA SAVIN site for additional information.

Visitation Rules--This is a zero-tolerance policy: No exceptions

  1. All visitors must enter and exit the building by the front door leading to the lobby. Visitors will report to the officer for a check of photo identification and visiting form entry. All visitors must have valid, current photo identification.
  1. All visitors between 16 and 18 years of age must have permission from their parents or guardian to visit. If a parent or guardian is not present, a notarized affidavit must be presented at the time of their visit. All visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian and supervised by the same (this may not be the resident).
  1. Visitors and their children are not permitted in any office, room, or module. Residents and their visitors are obligated to keep their children with them at all times. Children moving about the building and/or grounds unsupervised will result in disciplinary action for the resident involved and termination of the visit.
  1. No halter tops, midriff or tube tops are permitted, whether in a blouse, shirt, or dress, etc. All blouses, shirts and tops must extend over the belt line. Short shorts, micro-mini skirts, fishnet stockings and see-through blouses or other revealing garments that do not completely cover/or that over-emphasize the private areas of the body will be cause for denial of visits. Tank tops for women are permissible as long as proper undergarments are worn. All visitors must wear shoesNo open toe shoes are allowed. Rubber sandals known as flip-flops may not be worn by any visitor for safety and sanitary reasons.
  1. Residents and visitors may kiss and embrace when meeting and departing. No necking, petting, or fondling will be tolerated. Any action that disrupts or offends other adults or children will result in immediate termination of the visit and loss of privileges for a minimum of a 90 day period. Privileges can only be reinstated by written permission of the superintendent.
  1. Residents are not permitted in vehicles with visitors at any time.
  1. Residents are not permitted to visit behind the institution at any time. The approved visiting areas in the institution are the dining room at the M.C.C.C. and the small M.P.R. at the W.C.C.C.
  1. Personal or institutional linens, blankets, and pillows are not permitted to leave the module for any reason.
  1. Tents, umbrellas, partitions (picnic benches), tables and other obstruction are strictly prohibited.
  1. No contraband is permitted to enter the facility. No controlled substances are permitted to be brought on the grounds. If drug paraphernalia is found (pipes, containers, spoons, clips, etc) the visit will be terminated, and privileges will be suspended for a minimum of a 90 day period. Privileges can only be reinstated by written permission of the superintendent.
  1. Visitors found in possession of contraband (drug and alcohol, etc.) will be turned over to the police and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  1. No smoking is permitted in the institution or on the grounds.
  1. No pets are permitted on the grounds.
  1. Place all trash in the appropriate receptacles.
  1. No grills are to be brought onto or utilized on the grounds.
  1. No blankets or table coverings
  1. No personal recreation equipment (cards, children’s toys, bikes, balls, bats, Frisbees). Recreation areas are off limits to all visitors and residents during visits.
  1. Breaking any of the visiting rules will result in termination of the visit.
  1. Food/drink may not be brought into the building or on the grounds.
  1. Any visitor who appears to be under the influence of drug/alcohol will not be allowed to visit.
  1. No hair cutting, styling, braiding during visits is allowed, for safety and sanitary reasons.
  1. All visitors must leave all personal property (i.e. cell phones, handbags, etc.) in their locked vehicle during visits.
  1. All types of cameras, video cameras are prohibited on the grounds. All film and tapes will be confiscated and not returned.

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