Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to Berks County Jail System
 ATTENTION:
 
Until further notice, there will be no friends and family visitation at the Berks County Jail System.
 
Limited professional visitation will resume effective 3/17/2020. All professional visits must be scheduled to occur between 10:00am-6:00pm.
 
Click HERE to see current COVID-19 protocols at BCJS.

Phone: 610-208-4800
Email: jail@countyofberks.com

  • Berks County COVID-19 Help Center - email at COVID@countyofberks.com or call 610-320-6150. Staff will be answering phones and responding to emails week days between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  Multilingual services are available. If a person has a Social Service question or need they should call 211. If a person is experiencing a medical emergency, they should call 911.
  

Mission Statement:

The Berks County Jail System is intended to establish a secure institutional environment that serves to provide protection and safety for the citizens, staff and the legally incarcerated of Berks County, while meeting the standards established for this purpose by the American Correctional Association and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

This will be accomplished through the use of a cost-effective organization and procedures that provide for security, social restoration and (re)habilitation in the jail environment.

Objective Statements:

The following objectives have been established to accomplish the mission, within the budgetary and staffing constraints imposed on the facility:

Protection of Life and Property: To provide reasonable and cost effective service that contributes to the preservation of life, the protection of property and the safety of the community.

Maintenance of Public Order: To maintain peace and public order in the context of a secure and well regulated detention environment. To assist during times of natural or man made disaster.

Deterrence, Detection, and Investigation of Criminal Activity: To reasonably deter crime through aggressive supervision of inmates, and the establishment and maintenance of procedures, timetables and guidelines. To vigorously and effectively investigate crime in the facility and take corrective action that discourages recurrences of unacceptable behavior.

Compliance with Ethical Standards and Professionalism: To encourage and support integrity and adherence to the professional standards of the facility by investigating complaints against staff. To provide for the training needs of all employees and promote a high degree of proficiency.

Social Restoration: To provide educational, counseling, and vocational services in coordination with county, and community agencies that are designed to diminish recidivism promote (re)habilitation, instill personal responsibility, and foster successful community reintegration.

 

 

Contact Information
 
Address:
Berks County Jail System
1287 County Welfare Road
Leesport, PA 19533
 
Phone: 610-208-4800 - extensions
 
 

Janine L. Quigley, Warden

 

.....promoting change through professionalism and integrity