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County Sentence WALK THROUGH

 
The purpose of the walk through is to present a list of selectable options and the rights you have based on your choices from the selections provided. A PDF detailing all steps of this walk through is available below.

The Offender is Serving Time in a County Jail

Jails, sometimes called local correctional facilities, are normally owned and operated by the county. There are 63 county jails in Pennsylvania. The four counties that do not have their own jails are Cameron, Forest, Fulton and Sullivan. Those counties place their prisoners in jails in other counties.
 
Usually offenders with a maximum sentence of less than two years are sent to a county jail. The court can decide to send offenders with sentences of two years to less than five years to a county jail or to state prison.
 
You may register to be notified when an offender is transferred, escapes or is released from a county jail by using PA SAVIN.
 

​you have the right

The offender is serving time in a (local correctional facility) county jail. 

You have the right to receive notice of the release of an adult offender from a local correctional facility including work release, furlough, parole, and release from a boot camp or community treatment center placement.
  
You have the right to be provided immediate notification of an adult offender’s pretrial escape from a local correctional facility and of the offender’s subsequent apprehension.
  
By your request you have the right, to receive notice of the release of any adult on bail, if the adult is subject to a protection from abuse order and is committed to a local correctional facility for a violation of the order or for a personal injury crime against a victim protected by the order.
  
You have the right, in personal injury crimes, to be provided with immediate notice of escape of the adult and subsequent apprehension.
  
By your request, you have the right to be notified of the commitment to a mental health institution from a state or local facility.
  
 
  

The offender is serving a State Sentence in a (local correctional facility) County Jail.

You have the right to receive notice of the release of an adult offender from a local correctional facility including work release, furlough, parole, and release from a boot camp or community treatment center placement.
 
You have the right to be provided immediate notification of an adult offender’s pretrial escape from a local correctional facility and of the offender’s subsequent apprehension.
  
By your request you have the right, to receive notice of the release of any adult on bail, if the adult is subject to a protection from abuse order and is committed to a local correctional facility for a violation of the order or for a personal injury crime against a victim protected by the order.
  
You have the right, in personal injury crimes, to be provided with immediate notice of escape of the adult and subsequent apprehension.
  
By your request, you have the right to be notified of the commitment to a mental health institution from a state or local facility.