George W. Hill Correctional Facility

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What time(s) are incarcerated persons released from GWHCF?
Typical release times are 1:00 PM and 9:00 PM

How will I know if my loved one is being released?
They will be given an opportunity to make a free phone call in our Outtake Unit.

If my loved one is being released and I can’t pick them up, what are their options?
If an incarcerated person doesn’t have a ride, they will be provided a bus pass.

How do I get to the facility?
The facility address is 500 Cheyney Road Thornton, PA 19373. Cheyney road is off Baltimore Pike/US 1

I was sentenced to weekends. What do I do if have a valid medical marijuana card?
It must be faxed to (Fax 615-466-3559) and emailed to

Who can I reach out to if I want someone to follow up on a complaint or concern that isn’t associated with the facility?
You can reach out to the PA Prison Society by calling 215-564-4775 or visiting their website

Can I walk in GWH facility compound?
All visitors to the facility are required to arrive by vehicle. There is no walking along the facility ground permitted by visitors.

How do I send mail to Incarcerated Person at George W Hill?

How do I deposit funds to incarcerated person?
New Deposit Services Available

How do I inquire about damaged/missing personal property?

Can I send a photo album to the facility for my loved one or digitally scan in a photo album via the tablet?
Photo albums are prohibited.

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  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

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