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Updated on: December 19, 2022
Elk County Prison
250 Center Street PO Box 448, Ridgway, PA, 15853

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In 1963, the Elk County Prison was officially opened to the public for operations. Throughout the next 50 years, the Elk County Prison would undergo 3 expansions. As of 2019, the Elk County Prison can house up to 68 offenders comfortably.

However, on a typical day here at the Elk County Prison, they will house around 68 offenders. These offenders will include state and local arrests.

The Elk County Prison is broken down into 4 cell blocks. There is only one cell block for women offenders and 3 cell blocks for men.

The Elk County Prison currently employs 1 full-time on-call doctor, 1 full-time nurse, and 11 certified corrections officers.

The Elk County Prison also offers educational and religious programs to its inmates as well.

Elk County Prison — General Information

Elk County Prison, County Jail.
Adult, Capacity 68 persons.
250 Center Street PO Box 448, Ridgway, PA, 15853

Elk County Sheriffs Department

Address: 250 Main Street, Ridgway, Pennsylvania, 15853

Phone: 814-776-5353

Website: website

As of lately, the Elk County Prison has not made their inmate roster available to the public. What does this mean to you, if you are looking for someone in the facility?

The only way you will get any information on an inmate in the Elk County Prison is to call them at the number provided above. They will be able to tell you what the inmate is for, when their court date is (if applicable), and when the inmate is scheduled to be released.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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When an inmate is in the Elk County Prison they do not have many privileges, but one privilege they do have is sending and receiving letters.

Mail time in the Elk County Prison is a huge thing for the inmates. Inmates love receiving letters. You are more than welcome to send letters to an inmate who is in the Elk County Prison.

You will need to make sure that you have your name and your address on the letter. You will need to make the letter out to the inmate’s name as well. All incoming letters must be sent through the United States Postal Service.

Sending Money

The Elk County Prison supplies the inmate’s three meals a day and shelter, but that is it. They do not supply inmates their personal hygiene products, snacks, beverages (outside of meals), and entertainment. If an inmate wants these items, they are required to purchase them through the facilities commissary.

You can deposit funds into the inmate’s account by dropping a money order off at the Elk County Prison. You can do so when you visit or during operating hours.

Phone calls

The Elk County Prison gives inmates two different ways they can contact their friends and family members.

First and foremost, the Elk County Prison contracts with PayTel. PayTel is a third-party service in which an inmate will need funds in their phone account to use. A typical 15-minute long phone conversations will cost around $6 if the inmate calls using PayTel.

Inmates will also have the chance to call by doing a collect call. The fees of a collect call will be the responsibility of the person who receives the call. Collect calls will not work if the person has a mobile phone.


Looking to visit an inmate that is currently in the Elk County Prison?

Visitation hours can change. It is best to phone the Elk County Prison prior to coming out to the facility to ensure you know the most up to date visitation hours.

You will also want to know if they are accepting visitors. If the Elk County Prison is under lockdown, there will be no visitors are allowed in the facility.

However, you will also need to bring a photo id that is issued by the government such as your passport, military ID, or your driver’s license.

Visiting Hours

7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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