Dauphin County Prison to suspend visitation for two weeks as a precaution

HARRISBURG, PA (March 12, 2020) – To ensure the safety of staff and inmates from COVID-19, Dauphin County Prison will suspend all visits effective March 13, 2020 at 7 a.m. for two weeks. 

Only properly identified staff, vendors, attorneys, members of the PA Prison Society and contractors will be allowed to enter the Dauphin County Prison pending the result of a non-invasive screening. 

Central Court proceedings will continue at the prison; however, only the plaintiff, defendant, subpoenaed witnesses, attorneys of record and documented legal guardians will be permitted into the facility pending the result of a non-invasive screening. 

Because we realize the importance of visitation with family and friends, we are attaching the link containing directions to our video visitation program. 


We will keep the community notified on any new developments related to COVID-19 and the continuously changing developments.