Zero Tolerance Policy, Law Enforcement Referral, 3rd party reporting

The Berks County Jail System (BCJS) maintains a zero tolerance policy for substantiated acts or threats of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or retaliation for the reporting of sexual abuse or harassment. While incarcerated at BCJS, inmates have the right to be free from sexual abuse, or any related threats, harassments, intimidations, or retaliations.

Sexual abuse or harassment of inmates by other inmates or by jail staff, contracted staff, volunteers, professional visitors, or interns is strictly prohibited. All alleged violations will be thoroughly investigated, may be subject to administrative sanctions, and will be referred to law enforcement for criminal prosecution unless the allegation does not involve potentially criminal behavior.

Friends, family, and professional visitors may report suspected incidents of sexual abuse or sexual harassment by:

  • Email: jail@countyofberks.com

  • Phone: 610.208.4800 ext. 4830 (Mon-Fri, 8am - 4pm, Closed Holidays)

  • Hotline: 1-866-823-6703 (24 hours per day/7 days per week)