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Resident Mail / Resident Phone Service

Resident Mail

Effective October 1, 2018

Incoming Mail - Permitted Items

  1.  All incoming mail must be in a plain unlined WHITE standard business sized (#10 - 4”x 9 ½”) or legal sized envelope.
  2. All incoming general correspondence (non-legal) will only be accepted if written on standard sized 8 ½ x 11” WHITE paper.
  3. Legal or Privileged correspondence will be accepted.
  4. Digital photo-copies of photographs printed on standard white 8 ½ x 11” paper.  These will be considered sheet of paper and not count as a “photograph”.  There is no limit to the number of photo-copies an inmate may receive.
  5. Validated money orders

Incoming Mail – Items NOT Permitted

The following are considered unauthorized items.  Any mail containing unauthorized items will be stamped as “REFUSED” and the correspondence will be returned to sender. The letter and unauthorized items will be rejected as a whole.  This will be documented on the offender’s mail log. 

  1. Colored envelopes
  2. Greeting cards
  3. Letters or correspondence written on colored paper
  4. Photographs including Polaroid and instant photos.
  5. Obscene materials, written or drawn, nude pictures or photo-copies and/or pornographic materials, including child pornography
  6. Pictures or photo-copies containing violence or gang related activities including hand signs
  7. Mail written in code, or in a foreign language that cannot be interpreted to the extent necessary to conduct an effective search
  8. Stickers, labels or anything with adhesive including return address labels
  9. Care packages
  10. Mail containing a foreign or unknown substance or stain.  If the substance is suspected of being a controlled substance, the mail shall be turned over to law enforcement officials.
  11. Any envelope or letter with an odor causing substance like perfume or cologne that permeates the mail
  12. Personal checks, cash or C.O.D. (Collect/Cash on Delivery) items
  13. Post cards, pamphlets, or business cards
  14. Mail written in crayon, paint, marker, colored pencil, gel ink, felt-tip or highlighter
  15. Mail with lipstick imprinted on it
  16. Items containing glue or white out
  17. Blank paper, envelopes, Post-it notes, glitter, tape, plastic or metal, craft materials, parchment or stock paper, colored paper, staples, paper clips, or ribbon
  18. Postage stamps, loose or book
  19. Flowers, candy or food
  20. Torn-out book, magazine or newspaper clippings or pages

There are no restrictions as to the number of letters a resident may send or receive. All mail should be addressed to the Resident and should include their resident number. This number can be searched using the Correction Inmate Lookup. Disclaimer for Inmate Lookup Tool:  The information on this tool may not accurately reflect any releases or housing assignments and should only be used to verify information for the purpose stated above or registration on the State Automated Victim Notification System (SAVIN)

Using the resident number will help expedite the mail process. 

Mailing address: 
Bucks County Department of Corrections
1730 S. Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Resident Phone Service

The Department of Corrections uses Inmate Telephone Inc., a Correctional telephone provider to serve the resident population. If you need to create an account, have a billing question, are experiencing  difficulties or  need information about the Inmate Telephone System you must call Inmate Telephone Incorporated at 814.949.3303 or contact them through their web site at www.inmatetelephone.com

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Work Release Program House Arrest
Day Reporting Program Community Service
Resident Mail/Phone Service

The Bucks County Department of Corrections 
1730 South Easton Road 
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
Phone: 215-345-3700
Fax: 215-340-8485 
email: bucksdoc@buckscounty.org

Christopher A. Pirolli
Director of Corrections

Correctional Facility
1730 South Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Paul K. Lagana
Warden, Correctional Facility
Phone: 215-345-3700
Fax: 215-345-3846

Men's/Women's Community Corrections Centers

1730 South Easton Road
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
Kevin M. Rousset
Superintendent, Community Corrections
Phone: 215-345-3906 
Fax: 215-345-3940