Welcome to the County of Berks

The Berks County Jail System will be undergoing an audit for compliance with the United States Department of Justice’s National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) for Adult Prisons and Jails commencing March 13, 2017.

Any person with information relevant to this compliance audit may confidentially* correspond with the auditor via the following address:

Kurt Pfisterer

98 Fox Hollow

Rensselaer, NY 12144

*CONFIDENTIALITY – All correspondence and information provided during interviews with the designated auditor or auditor’s staff are confidential and will not be disclosed unless required by law. There are exceptions when confidentiality must be legally broken. Exceptions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • if the person is an immediate danger to her/himself or others (e.g. suicide or homicide);
  • allegations of suspected child abuse, neglect or maltreatment;
  • in legal proceedings where information has been subpoenaed by a court of appropriate jurisdiction.