Thresholds of Chester County

Helping Prison Inmates make better Decisions since 1980


Fall Cycle Classes to Begin

The group classes will begin this week at the prison for men and women, and at the work-release center for a combined men and women's class. The teachers are looking forward to presenting the Thresholds message to this new group of inmates. If you are interested in being a volunteer with an inmate, contact

October Member Meeting

Hold the date of October 23rd for the Member meeting to be held at the Chester County Youth Center from 6pm to 8:30pm. Guest speaker will be Carrie Avery, Program Director, who will provide an overview and offer a tour of the Center

Sponsor an Inmate Program

The Fund Raising committee has put together the 'Sponsor an Inmate' Program. We started the campaign at our general member meeting in April Read more

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


Spring 2013 Winter 2013 Fall 2012 Spring 2012

It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones. - Nelson Mandela

Welcome to
Thresholds of Chester County

Thresholds is a group of dedicated volunteers who teach decision making skills to inmates at Chester County Prison. The six step process enables the client/inmates to set goals and develop practical plans to reach them. By use of group and one-on-one teaching settings, inmates are able to make the teachings personal and the goals achievable. Thresholds is the largest continuous skills and self help course provided at Chester County Prison. Read more

What's in the Name

Inmate Crossing the Threshold

A threshold is the sill of a doorway of a house or building. Our goal is that the inmate-clients, after completing the course, will cross over to a new beginning in their lives as they start to make better decisions.