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Lycoming County Pre-Release Center

546 County Farm Road
Montoursville, PA  17754
Phone: (570) 433-3280      Fax: (570) 433-4713

 

John Loiselle, Pre-Release Manager

 

The Lycoming County Pre-Release Center is a structured community corrections treatment program for offenders, operated by Lycoming County.  It is operated in accordance with the Work Release/Pre-Release laws of the County and State.  The Pre-Release Center houses a 105 male Work Release and Work Crew unit and a 32 female Work Release and Work Crew unit.

The Pre-Release Center provides offenders with the opportunity to address issues that brought them into the criminal justice system in the first place.  It allows offenders to participate in work release, educational programs, drug and alcohol counseling, life-skills training, community service and recreational activities.

 

			VISITATION IS STILL SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

VISITATION HOURS: 

 

 

 

  • Visitation and communication with family, and friends is only permitted to take place while the resident is at the Pre-Release Center, not at a work/job sites in the community. They are also not allowed to have anything dropped off to them at work/job sites.

 

VISITATION PROCEDURES FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS

 

  • Every visitor must have proper identification.  All adults must present a photo ID and personally sign themselves in and out.  Once a visitor leaves, they may not re-enter the facility during the visitation period.
  • Each visiting day, the residents are permitted one visit for forty-five minutes. No more than 2 persons and 1 lap-child (under 3yrs old) may visit during a visitation period. All visitors under eighteen (18) years of age are to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Visitors will be screened for symptoms of COVID19 including a temperature check before entry. (Symptomatic visitors or anyone with a temperature above 100.4 will be refused entry.)
  • Mobile money deposits can be made on a residents account 24/7/365 through GTL at: https://web.connectnetwork.com/facilities/lycoming-county-pa/ Family & friends can download the app for their phone to do this. Credit/debit cards can be used to deposit money for residents on the PRC lobby Kiosk daily between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00pm.  The Pre Release Center does not accept personal checks or cash.  Staff may not help visitors with the Kiosk. 
  • These are “No-contact”, “No touch” visits. Rule violators will be removed from the approved visitors list and residents will be issued an NIR.
  • Food and drink are not permitted to be brought in during visits.
  • Visitors are not allowed on PRC grounds during non-visitation times or earlier than one half hour before visitation.  In addition, visitors are not permitted to stand at front entrance until fifteen minutes prior to visit.
  • Anyone currently on Probation, Parole, ARD or a PFA will not be permitted to visit.  This also applies to anyone who has been incarcerated within the past six months.
  • All visitors who smell of alcohol will be turned away and may be permanently denied as a visitor.
  • Purses/handbags are not allowed into the facility.  
  • A visitor bringing in a stroller or car seat must leave that in the security vestibule until the visit is over.  A clear plastic ziplock bag may be brought in to carry diapers & wipes, but must be placed at the control desk upon arrival.   
  • Cell phones, and telecommunication devices that can access the internet, are strictly prohibited from PRC. Any visitor found bringing a telecommunication device into the facility will be permanently denied as a visitor. Telecommunication device is defined as, but not limited to, the following: (Computer, Cell Phone, Tablet, Smart Watch….ect.)

VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED UNDER PA. CRIMES CODE:


IF FOUND WITH CONTRABAND, THEY WILL BE DETAINED FOR POLICE AUTHORITIES AND PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW (UP TO FIVE (5) YEARS IMPRISONMENT) CONTRABAND IS DEFINED AS: ANY WEAPON, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, OTHER DRUG, DEVICE OR COSMETIC, POSSESSED BY A PERSON NOT AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO POSSESS SUCH CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE:  OTHER DRUG DEVICE OR COSMETIC, OR OBTAINED OR HELD IN A MANNER CONTRARY TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.

PROFESSIONAL VISITING HOURS: 

 9:00am - 11:00am

12:00pm - 2:30pm

 6:00pm - 10:00pm

**Appointments are not required, but are recommended to ensure the resident is on site**

PRC residents are not allowed to conduct personal business while at work, therefore professional visitors (Attorneys, Realtors,….etc) are also not permitted at work/job sites.

TELEPHONE USAGE

Inmates cannot receive phone calls and they cannot be left messages with staff.  The inmate will access to telephones and all out-going calls will be collect (including local calls).  To set up an account to receive phone calls from an inmate you can contact DSI / ITI at 1-800-483-8314 or visit their website (connectnetwork.com).  All telephone calls may be intercepted, recorded, monitored or divulged.  

NEW INMATE MAIL POLICY - Effective 06/18/20

Lycoming County Pre Release has a new inmate mail management provider called TextBehind.  Going forward, only mail that has been processed by TextBehind will be accepted.  Hand-written letters must be sent to the following TextBehind mailing address to be photocopied before being forwarded to Lycoming County Pre Release Center.

Inmate Name and Booking Number (Booking # can be found by  using "Inmate Search" on the top left side of this page)

Lycoming County Pre Release Center

P.O. Box 247

Phoenix, MD  21131

 

Please Note:  Delivery of hand-written mail will be delayed, as the mail will take time to be received and processed accordingly.  Any mail sent directly to Lycoming County Pre Release Center's physical address will not be accepted.

For faster communication with TextBehind, please visit www.TextBehind.com.

All incoming and outgoing mail sent thru Textbehind is recorded, monitored and may be reviewed and divulged.

BOOKS

Books must be mailed by a publisher to the attention of the inmate at the Lycoming County Pre-Release Center's physical address of 546 County Farm Road Montoursville, PA 17754.  Any publication containing nudity is prohibited.  Publications that promote violence, instruct inmates on the assembly of weapons, promote criminal behavior or behavior that is detrimental to the orderly operation of the facility are not permitted.
 

SECURE MESSAGING

Inmates can receive secure messages from friends and family.  If you wish to send a secure message to an inmate you can do so by setting up an account at connectnetwork.com.  Secure messaging is a privilege by the prison administration.  It is not a right.  All incoming and outgoing secure messages are recorded, monitored, and may be reviewed and divulged.

Costs 

The Pre-Release Center charges Work Release residents room, board, drug testing and other approved expenses.  Work Release residents are expected to pay towards their cost, fines and restitution, as well as, child support.  They are expected to maintain a balance of $100.00 in their account.


PA Department of Corrections Procedure for Sexual Assault
PREA Brochure
PREA Policy

Volunteer Handbook
 

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Last Updated: 6/29/2020 10:01 AM
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