Find a person who is in jail

A person may request to be released on personal bond.

Bail: Getting Out of Jail After an Arrest

Whether or not a person is released on personal bond is entirely up to the judge. Factors that are considered by the judge are: the type of charge, the defendant's ties to the community, and whether or not the arrest resulted from warrants for failure to appear in court.

Where can I post a bond? Bonds can be posted at the Herbert W. Jail Bonding is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.

All rights reserved. If you want to send mail to a person who is incarcerated, you will first need to find their address.


The Legal Aid Society - Help with Bail and Incarceration

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Philadelphia, PA Get your mail ready Some restrictions might apply to your mail. Letters, cards, or postcards Use only pencil or pen to write your message. Do not use crayons or markers. Write your letters on plain white paper.

How do I find an inmate?

Colored paper, construction paper, or other specialty papers are not permitted. Send your letters in a plain white envelope.

Prayer For Someone In Jail or Prison - Prisoner Prayer