Northumberland County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: February 12, 2024
670 Northumberland County Dr, Coal Township, PA 17866

Northumberland 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

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Northumberland County Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 570-509-2701

The Northumberland County Jail is a medium/low-security detention center located at 670 Northumberland County Dr in Coal Township, PA. This county jail is operated locally by the Northumberland County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Northumberland County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Coal Township Police Department. There are new detainees delivered to the jail daily, see Arrest Records here. Some are released after putting up bail, are released to a pretrial services caseload, are placed under supervision by a probation agency, or are released on their recognizance with an agreement to appear in court. If there is no release, the inmate must wait here at the jail for their court appearance as a guest of the County, getting a bed and three square meals.

Trustees are inmates who work in the jail as cooks, as orderlies for the staff, in the laundry, or the commissary. The trustees are paid a very small amount for their time and some jail gives the trustees a few days off their sentence in exchange for their work.

Northumberland County Jail has a phone program where inmates make outbound calls only, you cannot call into jail. Since you are paying for those calls don't make it a habit of accepting collect-calls, they are over $15 each. The alternative is to set up an account through their third-party phone company which charges steep fees for each minute used. You are paying for them to call you. Click here if you are going to speak a lot and need a discount on the calls.

Remember - These phone calls are recorded and conversations can be used against you or the inmate so do not discuss your case over these phone lines.

Inmate Locator

Northumberland County Jail publishes the names of the 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 to access and utilize any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at 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.

Visitation Information

Northumberland County Jail - Visitation

Video Visits Only – Registration is Mandated - Times may vary due to Jail Schedules and Procedures

Administration Money Kiosk: 11:00 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Onsite Visitation: 11:00 am to 4:30 pm Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Offsite Visitation: 7:30 am to 8:25 pm Everyday


  • All visitors wishing to conduct an ONSITE visit must register (at no cost) to be eligible to participate in a video visiting session with an inmate at NCJ. All onsite visits will be conducted in the video visitation lobby within the NCJ administration building.
  • For OFFSITE visitation, the visitor can choose to visit from a window’s based computer or any android device by downloading The Visitor android app, ICS MOBILE from the GOOGLE PLAY store.
  • OFFSITE visitation is fee-based. Internet connectivity issues during offsite visits will not be refunded

Hours are subject to change for administrative reasons without prior notice

Visiting Guidelines

All inmate visits are monitored and recorded, with the exception of registered attorney visits

  • Inmates are permitted 25-minute visits
  • Minors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times
  • Visits may be canceled for inmates in disciplinary restricted status without prior notification
  • All visitors must be dressed in clothing that is not overly revealing or in poor taste. Violators will be subject to visit cancellation and removal from premises and visitor lists.
  • All visitors are subject to search at any time. Refusal will result in termination, or suspension of visiting privileges
  • No one will be permitted to visit if they appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Onsite visitors may be denied a visit or suspended from visiting by the visiting officer for using any foul language or disorderly conduct. Visitors may also be asked to leave if a child that accompanies them is deemed to be disruptive to other visitors.

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