Visitation

Visitation is held on Saturdays and Sundays and is scheduled by housing units and rooms.  Each visit is scheduled for 30 minutes.  For questions about visitation, contact the Treatment Department at (610)208-4800 ext. 4200.

 

Visitors are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time.

If you do not show up on time, you will not be permitted to visit. 

Below is a list of visitation days/times (effective 12/20/14): 

 
Units
Visitation Days
Visitation Times
 B, C2, H, I, J  Wednesday, Friday, Sunday  8:00am - 8:00pm
 A, C1, G, K, L, M, N, O  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  8:00am - 8:00pm
 CRC
 Assigned by Rooms
 Contact the Treatment Department
 D and B (Disciplinary)
 Assigned by Cell
 Contact the Treatment Department
​Quarantine ​ No Visits

 

 Below is a synopsis of the visitation rules of the Berks County Jail System.
 

 *As a visitor you give up certain rights while you are on Berks County Jail System property*

Visits are a privilege that may be revoked by jail staff, at any time, for cause. We will not tolerate abuse or foul language. If this occurs, a visitor will be asked to leave the premises. No exceptions will be made, and the Warden will not accept appeals.

When visiting the jail, please adhere to the following guidelines, established for the security of our institution as well as the safety and well being of staff, inmates, and visitors.

• no weapons of any kind
• no unauthorized photography or video recording
• no medication or drugs of any kind, no alcohol or any item that contains alcohol (i.e., cough syrup)
• no cellular telephones
• no loitering
• no contact with inmate workers

All visitors, including minors, must be on the approved visitors list.  Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian that is on the visit list and be properly supervised at all times. 

If you have been incarcerated in Berks County Jail System in the past two years, you will not be permitted to visit.
 
Minors (under the age of 18) are permitted to visit only on a parent/step-parent, legal guardian, spouse or sibling when placed on the visitation list at the time of commitment. 
 
Visitors over the age of 18 must provide a valid form of photo identification when they register in the visitation areas at the time of each visit; state driver's licenses, state identification cards, active military IDs, and passports all of which include addresses are valid forms of identification.  Adults supervising minors must provide identification information regarding the minors at the time of each visit; name, address, and date of birth are all required.
 
A maximum of 3 visitors are permitted to visit an inmate at any one time.
 
All visitors must adhere to the dress code. Halter tops, half shirts, tube tops, “short shorts”, micro-mini skirts, fishnet stockings, see-through blouses, or provocative/revealing garments are prohibited.  All blouses, shirts, and tops must extend to or beyond the belt line.  No gang style colors or clothing is permitted.  We reserve the right to deny anyone visiting privileges because of inappropriate attire.  This is understood to be a subjective decision made by jail employees in the reception/visit areas which cannot be debated nor appealed.

Visitors are subject to search at all times when they are on jail property.  Any violation of regulations by a visitor may result in termination of a visit and suspension of future visitation privileges.  Terminations and suspensions of visitation privileges will be reviewed by the Warden or Chief Deputy Warden.
 
CRC visitation is not considered a contact visit.  Any physical contact is prohibited and may result in the visit being terminated immediately.
 
Visitors are to remain in the seats that they are assigned.  Visitors are not permitted to rearrange furniture in the visitation area.
 
Visits are to be conducted so as not to disturb others in the area.  Loud, boisterous, profane or obscene conduct will not be tolerated.  All children must be properly supervised and remain with their adult sponsors.
 
Visitors are subject to all laws and institutional regulations regarding contraband, escape and general conduct.  Posted regulatrions are to be strictly obeyed.  Violations may result in criminal prosecution and/or loss or restriction of visitation privileges.  Indications of criminal activity will result in a visitor being detained on the premises pending arrival of police.
 
Visitors must park in the designated visitor area and report directly to the visitation lobby.  Visitors will not be permitted to loiter on the premises before or after visiting.  Loitering in vehicles or anywhere on the premises is never permitted.
 
Visitors, who in the opinion of jail staff appear to be intoxicated and/or under the influence of drugs, or whose presence disrupts other visitors, will be required to leave property.
 
Normal visitation procedures may be altered in the case of an emergency.  Visitors are instructed to comply with all instructions in such cases.
 
Visitors will be expected to leave at the end of their visit.