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Visitation Information

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.  If you have been incarcerated in the Elk County Prison you will not be permitted to visit unless you are an immediate family member.

When visiting the prison, please adhere to the following guidelines which have been 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 tobacco or tobacco products  
  •  no food      


Visitors must be eighteen (18).

Upon your arrival report to the lobby officer and sign in. Give your name and identification. Lockers are provided for storage of personal items during your visit.  Accepted forms of identification are as follows:

      •  valid photo driver's license

      •  photo identification card issued by the PA Department of Transportation

      •  valid passport with picture identification

      •  valid photo military card

      •  valid photo I.D. accompanied by documentation with proof of age


The following dress code must be adhered to by visitors:

No halter tops, half shirts, tube tops, "short shorts," micro-mini skirts, fishnet stockings, see-through blouses, or

provocative garments: blouses, shirts, and tops must extend to or beyond the belt line. Jail staff reserve the right

to deny anyone visiting privileges because of inappropriate dress.


Any violation of the regulations may result in termination of a visit and suspension of future visitation privileges.    

To visit an inmate, you must first be on his/her visit list. Inmates choose who they want to have on their list.  If you would like to visit someone and you are not on his/ her visit list, please write to him/her and provide your full name, address, telephone number, and date of birth (this information is required to be an approved visitor).


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Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853