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Programs and Support:

Welcome George W Hill Correctional Facility Division of Programs and Support Website.  As a conduit of the Delaware County Government criminal justice ecosystem and health services partners, we encourage you to use this website as a guide to navigate through George W Hill Correctional Facility Programs and Support Services.

We welcome stakeholders to contact us to foster strategic partnership for institution programs/services, to provide impactful best and promising practices, programs and services tailored to short term jail population and to gradually transition our jail populations with resources and access for successful re-entry Below is the strategic plan for Programs and Support.



Programs and Services Information:

George W. Hill Correctional Facility provides a continuum of programs, education, services, and workforce development opportunities to meet the needs of short-term incarcerated persons entrusted to our custody and care. Below are current programs and services:

Religious Services – Provides religious services needs for incarcerated persons. Incarcerated persons have the opportunity to participate in a scheduled service. However, if the scheduled services do not meet their needs, they can contact the Chaplain to arrange a clergy or ecclesiastical representative to come visit them. Other religious support provided to the incarcerated persons include but not limited to: family emergency notification, death-in-family notification, grief counseling and one-on-one spiritual guidance when needed and distribution of donated religious items. All religious services are volunteered based. For more information, please contact Reverend Cokelia Dunn, Chaplain at or at 610-361-3200 ext. 546.

Substance Use Disorder Services – Provides Substance use disorder programs for incarcerated individuals utilizing best practices. Programs included but not limited to Prison Re-entry Education Program (PREP), Medication Assistant Programs, Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT), Therapeutic Communities (TC). For more information please contact Substance Use /Mental Health Administrator, Ms. Patricia O’Connor at

Educational Services – Provides Opportunities for education educational services including but not limited for incarcerated juveniles (21 years and younger) to earn a High School Diploma, for adult incarcerated person an opportunity to earn a GED and as well as access to college credits. For more information please contact Education and Workforce Development Administrator Joan Skurski at

Library Services – The Law Library provides leisure books, preprinted petitions to the courts, updated books and treatise for Federal, State, and Local Standards, LexisNexis, Voter Registration, and Notary Services. For more information please contact Law Librarian Dana Keith at   

Life and Soft Skills- Decision making and life skills course that includes one-on-one and group sessions. For more information please contact Programs and Reentry Administrator Kelly Shaw at

Re-Entry Program – Sentenced incarcerated person is assessed to determine community needs after discharge.  An individualized packet of community resources and a re-entry plan is provided prior to release. For more information, please contact Programs and Reentry Administrator Kelly Shaw at

Some of GWH programs/ service needs and interests include but not limited to:

Job Readiness/Entrepreneurship/ Workforce Development

Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention

Mental Health Programs

Violence Prevention and Trauma Counseling

Reentry Support and Planning

Financial literacy  

Gender Focus Program

Infectious Diseases Education and Prevention

Family Reunification

Anger Management

Parenting Skills

Health Education

Housing Options

To provide institution program and -reentry service delivery please contact Programs and Re-entry Administrator Kelly Shaw at

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

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