Thresholds of Chester County

Helping Prison Inmates make better Decisions

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Chester County Prison?

It is five miles southwest of West Chester behind the Pocopson Nursing Home off of Route 52. Parking is convenient in well lighted and supervised lots.

How big is the Prison?

The main prison can accomodate more than 1,100 inmates. It also has a Work Release facility and a Youth Center. Inmates are classified as minimum, medium, and maximum security. We generally only work with minimum security inmates.

How is Thresholds viewed?

Chester County Prison administration, from the Warden to Corrections Officers, is highly supportive of the Thresholds presence and positive impact. Many inmates wish to participate in each cycle, and we attempt to match up volunteer teachers and clients to the best of our ability. We only take inmates who want to take part in the program.

More information on the Prison, policy on visitation, visiting hours, and contacts can be found at the Chester County Prison website.