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Clinton County PA Correctional Facility (ICE)

County Jail

Last Updated: April 21, 2020
58 Pine Mountain Rd, McElhattan, PA 17748
Security Level
County - medium
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Facility Type
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Clinton County PA Correctional Facility (ICE) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 570-769-7680

The Clinton County PA Correctional Facility (ICE) is a medium-security detention center located at 58 Pine Mountain Rd McElhattan, PA which is operated locally by the Clinton 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. Clinton County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the McElhattan Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Clinton County Correctional Facility provides secure detention for both pre-trial and convicted offenders. Minimum security, re-entry programming is provided to selected offenders through participation in the highly structured Work Release and Community Release programs.

In 1990, a new facility was dedicated in McElhattan, five miles from Lock Haven, at a cost of over three million dollars. It ascribes to the New Generation Philosophy of jail architecture and inmate management that have been developed to resolve age-old custodial dilemmas that make safe and humane incarceration problematic. More commonly referred to as direct supervision, officers are in direct physical contact with inmates and must display effective leadership skills in resolving problems and conflicts as they occur. In addition, the officer acts as a role model for offenders.

The Clinton County Correctional Facility generates revenue by housing prisoners from the State system and other Counties. The current population averages three hundred prisoners requiring the need for additional space. In December 2003 a 148-bed expansion project was dedicated. In one month it was filled with out-of-county inmates. At a price almost equal to the existing facility that was built in 1990, the addition keeps high-risk inmates more secure and provides more effective classification opportunities for the staff.

Clinton County PA Correctional Facility (ICE) - Immigration Detainee Locator

Ten types of rehabilitative programs are offered for inmates

  1. Substance Abuse
  2. Education
  3. Recreation
  4. Mental Health
  5. Religion
  6. Vocation
  7. Community Service
  8. Work Release
  9. Educational Release
  10. Prison Employment

If you need information about an immigration detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (570) 547-6903 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call 570-769-7680 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

Inmate Locator

Clinton County PA Correctional Facility (ICE) 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

Clinton County PA Correctional Facility (ICE) - Visitation

Regular Inmate Visitation:

8:00am to 9:00am - H‐BLOCK
9:00am to 10:00am - K‐BLOCK
10:00am to 11:00am - G‐BLOCK
12:30pm to 1:30pm - Females
1:30pm to 2:30pm - Females

8:00am to 9:00am - G‐BLOCK
9:00am to 10:00am - G‐BLOCK
10:00am to 11:00am - F‐BLOCK
12:30pm to 1:30pm - F‐BLOCK
1:30pm to 2:30pm - M‐BLOCK

8:00am to 9:00am - J‐BLOCK
9:00am to 10:00am - J‐BLOCK
10:00am to 11:00am – Protective Custody (PC)
12:30pm to 1:30pm - K‐BLOCK
1:30pm to 2:30pm - K‐BLOCK

8:00am to 9:00am - F‐BLOCK
9:00am to 10:00am - F‐BLOCK
10:00am to 11:00am - H‐BLOCK
12:30pm to 1:30pm - H‐BLOCK
1:30pm to 2:30pm - Females

8:00am to 9:00am - K‐BLOCK
9:00am to 10:00am - K‐BLOCK
10:00am to 11:00am – No Visits
12:30pm to 1:30pm - J‐BLOCK
1:30pm to 2:30pm - J‐BLOCK

8:00am to 9:00am - F‐BLOCK
9:00am to 10:00am - F‐BLOCK
10:00am to 11:00am - Females
2:30pm to 1:30pm - G‐BLOCK
1:30pm to 2:30pm - G‐BLOCK

8:00am to 9:00am - Protective Custody (PC)
9:00am to 10:00am - M‐BLOCK
10:00am to 11:00am - F‐BLOCK
12:30pm to 1:30pm - J‐BLOCK
1:30pm to 2:30pm - H‐BLOCK

Inmates will be permitted to have a maximum of 5 adults on their approved visitor's list, along with any children the inmate is the parent or legal guardian of. Anyone under the age of 18 will not be approved unless it is the child of the inmate. You will have 10 days from commitment to submit your requested visitor information. You will be permitted to make ONE emergency change to your visitor's list within the first 90 days. You will be permitted to resubmit a new visitors list between the 10th and 15th in the months of March, June, September and December.

Visitor must show a valid, non-expired, photo ID; Driver’s License, State Identification Card or Passport. Persons under the age of 18, that are the child of the inmate, must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian unless there is a court order or notarized letter from the legal guardian (who must be one of your 5 approved visitors) and must have their birth certificate or valid photo ID. An inmate's wife or husband who is under the age of 18 may visit, with a marriage certificate providing proof of such marriage.

The standard time for visits is one hour. You will be allowed one (1) visit per week with the visiting week starting on Sunday. Inmates in modified housing for incurring a behavioral infraction will be temporarily limited from visitation. You must sit in the seat assigned to you by the Corrections Officer. Moving from your assigned seat is grounds for immediate termination of your visit.

*All visitation calls are subject to monitoring and recording. Visiting List Restrictions – Only the Warden can make exceptions:

  • Former inmates released within 1 year from any Correctional Facility.
  • Person under supervision with any jurisdiction.
  • Person pending criminal charges or warrants.
  • Active volunteer or programmer at any Correctional Facility.
  • Correctional employee from any Correctional Institution.
  • Current contract employee from Clinton County Corrections.
  • Former correctional employee from Clinton County Corrections.
  • Victim of inmate.
  • Person cannot be on more than 1 inmates list without special authorization.
  • Visitors found to be in possession of contraband will be permanently restricted from future visits at the facility.


  • All visits will be scheduled by an approved visitor at least 24 hours in advance but no earlier than 72 hours. The approved visitor will call the Visitation Officer between 8:00 am – 3:00 pm to schedule visits. Phone number is 570-769-7680 ext. 3600.
  • The Visitation Officer will schedule the visit based on the designated housing unit schedule and availability.
  • Visitors must arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled visit or they will not receive their visit.
  • If a visitor contacts the facility 1 hour prior to the beginning of the visit due to an emergency situation, the visit will be cancelled without being charged as a “no show.” Another visit will be permitted to be scheduled, if possible.
  • If a visitor fails to show up, it will count as the inmates visit for that week.
  • If a visitor is a no show for a 2nd time they will be permanently removed for the inmates visiting list.
  • Extended visits will be considered, by the Deputy Warden, for those on the visiting list traveling 2 hours or more, when space is available. Anyone found to be deceitful will have their visitation privilege revoked.

Attire - The following types of apparel will not be permitted:

  • See-through (transparent) & spaghetti strap type garments.
  • Shorts above mid-thigh level (inseam length).
  • Skirts with slits that extend above the 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 aerobic and jogging attire.
  • Ragged or torn jeans (exposing portions of the body above mid-thigh or underwear).
  • Inmate and Visitor’s attire must include underwear and/or bra to visitation.
  • Attire deemed inappropriate by Shift Commander.

Visitation Room Regulations

  • Visitors will be limited to one adult and a maximum of two children per visit. If two adults are present, they may split the visit one half hour each.
  • Person under the age of 18 must have their birth certificate or valid photo ID and be accompanied by their legal guardian,
  • No items will be permitted to be taken into the visitation room by the visitor or the inmate.
  • Visits will be cancelled immediately for negative conduct by the inmate or visitor.

Contact Visitation - The Contact Visitation Program is designed to alleviate the trauma that a child will experience due to the removal of a parent from the child’s life. The focus of these visits is the child. In order to be considered for Contact Visitation you must meet the following eligibility guidelines:

  • Clinton County Sentenced Inmate. If un-sentenced, approval must come from the Courts and the Warden.
  • Completion of Building Your Family Parenting Program.
  • No behavioral infractions received within 30 days.
  • Classification review for security risk.

All contact visits will be approved at least 24 hours in advance by the Treatment Services Department. Eligible detainees may be approved for, at most, two contact visits in a 30 day period. If the contact visit is not arranged through CYS, it will count as the detainees (1) weekly visit.

The detainee will be permitted to wear street clothes only if they already have appropriate clothing in their property. Clothing will not be permitted to be brought in from the outside.

If the detainee's spouse is the legal guardian of the child, the inmate is permitted to have an initial embrace with their arms around the waist and a kiss on the cheek. After the initial embrace, there will be no physical contact allowed with the spouse. The inmate may have physical contact with the child but cannot place hands in any part of the child’s clothing.
Check-in procedures, guidelines and restrictions are the same as previously specified for General Visitation. Those individuals failing to comply with these regulations shall be denied entry.

Professional Visitors -
Those individuals authorized to use Professional Interview status include; attorneys, bondsmen, clergy, law enforcement officials, news media, Pennsylvania Prison Society Official Visitors, approved professional service staff, etc. Professional Visitors must be cleared by the administration prior to the visit. Professional Visits will take place from 8:00 am – 11:00 am, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Only your Attorney of Record will be permitted to visit.

Religious/Spiritual Advisor Visitation - Inmates will be provided with the opportunity to meet with an approved Religious/Spiritual Advisor on a one-on-one basis by utilizing the non-contact visitation rooms. The inmate must submit the Religious/Spiritual Advisor’s name, religion and church group name for approval. The Chaplain and Administration will approve or deny the request. All approved religious visitors will be placed on the inmate’s visitor list as a Spiritual Advisor. The visitor and inmate may each take 1 religious text to the visit. Visits will be 1 hour in length, one time per week. Religious Visits can be scheduled Sunday – Saturday between 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The approved spiritual advisor will call in between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:00 pm to schedule a visit. The visit must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. This visit will not count as the inmates (1) weekly regular visit.
All visiting records are considered facility records. They are not inmate records.

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Friends and Family Visits

  • Visitation is scheduled according to the detainee's assigned housing unit.
  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time.
  • Visitors must present a valid verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Visits shall not exceed 1 hour.
  • Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

Attorney Visits - Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:


  • 8 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

A list of pro bono (free) legal organizations will be posted in all detainee housing units and other appropriate areas. This list shall be updated quarterly. If a detainee wishes to see a representative or paralegal from that organization, it is the detainee’s responsibility to contact them for an appointment.

Consular Visits - Consular officials may meet with their detained nationals at any time. It is requested that prior arrangements be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer to the extent possible and that consular officials bring appropriate credentials when they come to the facility. The ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer for this facility can be reached at 570-547-6903

Clergy Visits - Clergy may visit detainees at any time, but must make prior arrangements with the Chaplain’s Office.

Visiting Restrictions

  • All family or other social visits are Non-contact.
  • No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted in the facility.
  • If visitors are or appear to be intoxicated, visitation will not be allowed.
  • All visitors are subject to search while in the facility.
  • Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to detainees.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Search Procedures (prior to or during all visitations) - All individuals requesting admittance to the facility or the visitation area are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Individuals refusing to cooperate with a reasonable search will not be admitted. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.

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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 Clinton County PA Correctional Facility (ICE) 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 Clinton County PA Correctional Facility (ICE) 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 Clinton County PA Correctional Facility (ICE) at 58 Pine Mountain Rd, McElhattan, 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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