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Berks County Prison

1287 County Welfare Road

Leesport, PA  19533

County History:   

Berks county, with the county seat in Reading, was named for William Penn’s family home, Berkshire.  The county was established in 1752.  

County Population:  413,521

Area Code(s):  484, 610, 717

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Eric J. Weaknecht,

Berks County Courthouse
633 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Reading, PA  19601



Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Reading:  Reading’s violent crime rate has been well above the national average each year since 2001.   

Per 1,000 residents, Reading has 1.82 or 160 officers, which is below Pennsylvania’s average of 2.61  

County Clerk:  Unknown  

Inmate Search Instructions:  Use “inmate locator” link on right side at  

Visiting Hours:  

Units Visitation Days Visitation Times
A, C-2, G, H, I, J, F (PC only & PC overflow) Sunday, Wednesday, Friday     8:00am – 8:00pm
B, C1, F, K, L, M, N, O Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  8:00am – 8:00pm
CRC Assigned by Rooms Contact the Treatment Department
D, F, N/O (Disciplinary) Assigned by Cell Contact the Treatment Department
Quarantine No Visits

Sending mail to Inmates:  

Inmate Name
BCJS# 1234-5678
Berks County Jail System
1287 County Welfare Rd.
Leesport, PA 19533

Sending funds to inmates:  

  • You may place cash or credit card deposits to an inmate’s account through inmate banker kiosks located in the Berks County Jail System lobby during normal visiting hours.  Some fees may be associated.  
  • You may also place a deposit to their account from your home computer by accessing or by calling, using Site ID # 61.

We will accept government checks, payroll checks (stub included) and money orders that are mailed directly to the inmate accounts department.  

Money orders must include inmate name, inmate number and purchaser’s name and address or they will not be accepted. You are not allowed to include any personal letters, notes or photos; should you do so, they will be destroyed.

Working at Berks County:  

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Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  No information available

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Contact the Berks County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name: Berks County Public Defender
Address: 633 Court Street, Reading, Pennsylvania, 19601
Hours: N?A
Berks County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office: Berks County Probation Department
location: 633 Court Street, Reading, Pennsylvania, 19601
Berks County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 1360
Avg Daily Population 1268
Name of new facility Expansion of existing facility
Full time payroll 240
Full time total employees 240
Total salaries and wages not applicable
Other operating expenditures not applicable
Total construction costs not applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etc not applicable
Year of original construction 1933
Year of major renovation 1993
Name of new facility not applicable

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Berks County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 214,132
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 203,394
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 10,738
Unemployment Rate, 2016 5.0
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 56,167
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Berks County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 50,814
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 12.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
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