Columbia County Prison - Serving the community since 1877

Voice: 570-784-4815
Fax: 570-784-8837

721 Iron Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815




Inmate Deposits for Commissary Services are available through Access Corrections.
You may set up an inmate account by visiting or by calling 1-866-345-1884.
You may also deposit money via the Kiosk, located in the visitation waiting room during visitation hours.

Smoking is prohibited on facility grounds

No food or beverages is permitted inside Columbia County Prison

Visitation is offered as non-contact only at Columbia County Prison.  We also offer families the opportunity to register for visitation thru video camera on a prescheduled basis. The system identified as “Virtual Visitation” allows families and friends to visit with our residents thru a windows based computer with camera or an Android Phone.  These visits are monitored by facility staff to ensure both parties comply with rules associated.  There are fees associated for use of the Virtual Visitation System.

Families and friends can register online by going to

Residents of our facility are not permitted onsite “face to face” visits with family members for five (5) days from date of commitment.  This allows the facility time to process the resident in while also allowing the resident time to submit a visitation list for review and approval.  No on site visits can occur if the resident has not registered the family or friend into our visitation system.  All of our residents are given a visitation form to complete upon arrival to the facility.

Visitors on Probation or Parole are not permitted visitation unless you have written permission from the agency supervising you which must reflect their support for you to visit with our resident. For visitors who may have been released from Columbia County Prison you are not permitted visitation until three (3) months from release date.

Any special considerations for visitation can be submitted the Warden of the facility for review.

Visitation Rules - Onsite

  1. All visitors are required to sign the visitor log when entering the facility.
  2. Due to facility space limitations we limit two (2) visitors per inmate in our building at any given time.  This can be two(2)adults or one(1)adult and one(1)child.
  3. Visitors must have a valid Photo Identification for adults (anyone over the age   of 17). Anyone under the age of 18 visiting must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian. No exceptions. Juveniles must remain seated or no more than an arm’s length away with the parent or legal guardian at all times.
  4. All visitors must be appropriately attired, excessively tight fitting or revealing garments are not permitted.  Jackets, coats and any other outerwear are not permitted in the visitation area. All items must be secured in the lockers available or in your vehicle.
  5. No purses, bags, diaper bags, etc. are permitted in the building.
  6. Cell phones or any other form of recording device are not permitted in the facility and must be secured in your vehicle.  The processing officer may require other items to be secured in your vehicle prior to allowing you in the facility. If a cell phone or other device is discovered after processing - your visitation privileges will be suspended.
  7. All visitors are subject to search and will be screened with a metal detector prior to entry.  Under no circumstances are weapons permitted on Prison grounds.
  8. No property items are permitted to be exchanged without the permission of the Warden or Deputy Warden.
  9. Due to our space limitations, visitation is limited to twenty (20) minutes per visiting session.
  10. Our On-site visitation is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Visitation with our residents is based on their living area and gender. Our residents are permitted one (1) On-site weekly visit and up to three (3) off-site Virtual Visitation visits per week. Families and friends are permitted unlimited access to the Virtual Visitation System in the event you have more than one individual to visit at Columbia County Prison.  Our scheduling week runs Sunday thru Saturday.  Please refer to the below schedule



On Site - Face to Face Schedule - Effective Saturday, 20 October 2018


Female - General Population 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Female - C-Unit/TPVC 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Male - General Population 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM



Male - General Population 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Female - General Population 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Virtual Visitation Rules:

Families must be registered into the virtual visitation system website. Visits cannot occur for newly arriving inmates until they are out of the initial classification period (48 hours). Visits must be scheduled 24 hours prior to the appointment and up to 2 weeks in advance.

Adult visitors must have an online account with IC Solutions.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

A maximum of 2 people per visit are permitted.

Residents are not permitted visitation during program time, court appearance, etc.
Please schedule your visits around the inmate’s program schedule.

You must be properly attired; clothing cannot be see through, no skin tight clothing or tank tops will be permitted. Visitors must wear undergarments at all times.  No gang-related symbols, themes or colors.  Skirts or dresses must be below the knee.  Shorts at mid-thigh or below.

Staff can deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time.

The cost of an offsite/remote visit is $8.75 per 25 minute session.  If a visitor does not show up for a scheduled video visitation session, no refund will be issued.

Visitors and Inmates must be on time for the scheduled visit.  Visits will be marked as missed after 10 minutes of scheduled time if both the inmate and visitor are not logged onto the system.

Inmates housed in our Restricted Housing Unit (H.U. E) and B – ISO are only permitted (1) visit per week.  

If a visitor loses internet connection during an offsite video visitation session, the visitor will not be permitted to reconnect and no refund will be issued.  The Prison has no control over the visitors internet connection.

You will not be permitted to visit while under the influence or the appearance thereof using alcohol/drugs.

If the person you are visiting is in general population housing they can receive up to 3 three (3) off site virtual visits and one onsite virtual visit (Tuesday or Thursday). Each Housing Unit has one (1) virtual visitation unit available for use.

All virtual visits are subject to monitoring and recording.


Virtual Visitation Schedule – General Population

On site via use of Lobby Unit - Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Housing Units A, B, B-ISO, C, DN, DS, F, Gym, Medical

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM and   1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Housing Units E

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Off site visitation via use of Android or Windows capable phone or computer

Housing Units A, B, B-ISO, C, DN, DS, F, Medical – Sun thru Sat (7 days)

   8:30 AM – 12:30 PM             1:30 PM – 3:30 PM                    4:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Housing Units E (RHU) and Gym (Sunday Only)

   8:30 AM – 12:30 PM            1:30 PM – 3:30 PM                    4:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Inmates Housed as Administrative Custody or Disciplinary Status are no longer permitted face to face visitation unless approved by Administration.



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