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Elk County Prison, PA Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: November 30, 2023
250 Center Street PO Box 448, Ridgway, PA, 15853

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Elk County Prison is a prison facility located in the city of Ridgway, Pennsylvania, serving Elk County and surrounding areas.

The Elk County Prison is divided into separate housing areas depending on Classification of inmates. Classification is the process that determines the housing location of the inmates. Male and female inmates are housed separately.

The Elk County Prison houses both pre-trial and post-conviction inmates who are serving sentences or awaiting transport to Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

The following is the address and phone number for Elk County Prison:

Elk County Prison
250 Center Street
PO Box 448, Ridgway, PA, 15853
P: 814-776-5318


Elk County Prison Prison Information

Jail Name Elk County Prison
Jail Type County Jail
Location 250 Center Street PO Box 448, Ridgway, PA, 15853
Contact Numbers 814-776-5318
City Ridgway
Postal Code 15853
State Pennsylvania
County Elk County
Jail Webpage website

Elk County Sheriffs Department

Sheriff Todd Caltagarone
Address 250 Main Street, Ridgway, Pennsylvania, 15853
Phone 814-776-5353
Website website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

If someone you know is serving time in Elk County Prison, you can search for him or her in this Elk County Prison log. You can search the roster, or you can simply do an inmate search of the inmate’s first and last name.

When you click on an inmate’s name, you will see the following information:

  • Their mugshot

  • Their full name

  • Their booking number

  • Their date of birth

  • Their height/weight

  • Their eye color/hair color

  • Their arrest date

  • Their charges

  • Their bond amount (if applicable)

The website says, “Information presented on this website is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the site visitor/reader. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, the Elk County Detention Center cannot certify the accuracy and/or authenticity of any information.”

Sending a Mail

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents.

Inmates at Elk County Prison may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender.

If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following:

  • Create an immediate threat to jail order or security

  • Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity

  • No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed

  • Gang-related material – Graffiti

  • Obscenity

  • Two party check - CASH - only money orders accepted

  • Stamps - Stamped Envelope

  • Restricted publications -No Magazines

  • Unknown Substance or Bio-hazard

  • Unauthorized correspondence from other facilities

Sending Money

You can either send money to an inmate by going to the Elk County Prison and dropping off a money order or you can use MoneyGram to deposit money in an inmate’s account.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:

  • Inmate’s full committed name
  • Inmate’s ID number
  • Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Phone Calls

Elk County Prison has a phone program where you set up an account through the third party company, GlobalTel, and then they charged you steep fees for each minute called.

According to the website, you can save money on inmate calling by using a “GlobalTel ‘Special Jail Phone Number’. When your inmate calls your ‘Special Jail Phone Number’, your phone rings and you save.” No more premium jail calling rates.

These phone calls are recorded and can be used against you so do not discuss your case with family members over these phone lines.

Visiting Rules

Elk County Prison requires all visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.

Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.

Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexiglass or on a televised screen from another location.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call814-776-5318 for questions regarding jail visitation.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Elk County Prison Statistics

Elk County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 66
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison 1
Jail Population Held for State Jail -
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for ICE -

Elk County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 49
Asian Jail Population -
White Jail Population 17
Native Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population -

Elk County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population -
Other Prison Population 3
Latino Prison Population -
Asian Prison Population -
White Prison Population -
Black Prison Population 4

Elk County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 403
Male Jail Population 61
Total Jail Population 67
Female Jail Population 5

Elk County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 48
Female Pretrial Jail Population 1
Male Pretrial Jail Population 3

Elk County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 50
Black Prison Admissions -
Other Prison Admissions -
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions -
White Prison Admissions -
Male Prison Admissions 39
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 11

Elk County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 10
Total Prison Population 89
Male Prison Population 79