George W. Hill Correctional Facility

500 Cheyney Road
Thornton, PA 19373
Phone: (610) 361-3200
Fax: (610) 358-1932
Contracting Agency:
County of Delaware, Pennsylvania

Capacity:
1,883

VISITATION SCHEDULE

Unit 9
Wed: 7:00-10:00 pm
Sat: 8:30-11:30 am
Sun: 8:30-11:30 am

SMU
(A) Mon: 7:00-10:00 pm
(A) Sun: 12:30-3:30 pm
(B) Tue: 7:00-10:00 pm
(B) Thu: 7:00-10:00 pm
(A/B) Sat: 8:30-11:30 am

Unit 4
Tue: 7:00-10:00 pm
Sat: 7:00-10:00 pm
Sun: 12:30-3:30 pm

Unit 5
(A/B) Wed: 7:00-10:00 pm
(A/B) Sat: 12:30-3:30 pm
(A/B) Sun: 8:30-11:30 am
(C/D) Tue: 7:00-10:00 pm
(C/D) Sat: 8:30-11:30 am
(C/D) Sun: 12:30-3:30 pm

Unit 2
(A/D) Mon: 7:00-10:00 pm
(A/D) Sat: 8:30-11:30 am
(A/D) Sun: 8:30-11:30 am
(C/B) Tue: 7:00-10:00 pm
(C/B) Sat: 7:00-10:00 pm
(C/B) Sun: 8:30-11:30 am

Unit 7
Mon: 7:00-10:00 pm
Thu: 7:00-10:00 pm
Sat: 8:30-11:30 am
(C/D) Sat: 7:00-10:00 pm

Unit 8
(B/C/D) Wed: 8:30-11:30 am
(B/C/D) Sat: 7:00-10:00 pm
(B/C/D) Sun: 8:30-11:30 am

Unit 6
Wed: 7:00-10:00 pm
Sat: 12:30-3:30 pm
Sun: 8:30-11:30 am

Unit 10
(A/C/D) Mon: 7:00-10:00 pm
(A/C/D) Thu: 7:00-10:00 pm
(A/C/D) Sat: 12:30-3:30 pm
(B) Tue: 7:00-10:00 pm
(B) Sat: 7:00-10:00 pm
(B) 12:30-3:30 pm

Unit 12
No Visits For Inmates
Unit 12 CLOSED

Medical
Mon: 7:00-10:00 pm
Thu: 7:00-10:00 pm
Sat: 12:30-3:30 pm

Work Release
(Pr/WR) Wed: 7:00-10:00 pm
(Pr/WR) Sat: 8:30-11:30 am
(Pr/WR) Sun: 8:30-11:30 am
(Gp) Tue: 7:00-10:00 pm
(Gp) Sat: 12:30-3:30 pm
(Gp) Sun: 12:30-3:30 pm

 

 

HISTORY

  • The construction of the George W. Hill Correctional Facility (GWHCF) was completed in 1998, being occupied in October of 1998.
  • Community Education Centers was contracted by the Delaware County Prison Board just prior to January 2009 and assumed the responsibility of comprehensive and complete correctional services at GWHCF.

SERVICES

  • CEC provides jail detention management services at this facility.
  • Two full-time reentry counselors are available for discharge planning.
  • The facility provides a psycho-education program, Prison Re-entry Education Program (PREP). This program addresses substance abuse and criminal addictive behaviors and is offered to voluntary and mandated offenders.
  • GWHCF facilitates weekly Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
  • HIV/AIDS education, counseling, and discharge planning are available.
  • GWHCF offers Parenting classes, Intermediate Education, Basic Carpentry, Targeting Success, Workplace Essential Skills, Pre-Adult Basic Education, Adult Basic Education, GED Preparation, GED Testing, Computer Literacy, and Positive Living Assistance Network (PLAN - our mental health education program).
  • Anger management, sex offender treatment, Houses of Healing and ACT 143 classes are available to voluntary and mandated offenders.
  • Recreation services include physical exercise in the facility gym, activities/games, entertainment/films, and haircuts.
  • Offenders can schedule time in the law library to work on the preparation of legal documents. Library services include a Notary Public and a leisure lending library.
  • Religious services can be accessed through volunteers, faith-based community Initiatives, and a religious library.
  • Work Release Program are available to qualified detainees.
  • Mentoring services focusing on decision making are provided through volunteers authorized by administration.

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