Clinton County Jail Information

Clinton County Jail | 58 Pine Mountain Road | Lock Haven, PA | (570) 769-7680

Clinton County Jail

In 1852, the original Clinton County Jail was constructed at 352 E. Church Street in lock Haven, Pennsylvania. The building cost a total of $5,557. After adequately serving Clinton County for two decades, the decision was made to increase the capacity of the jail by constructing an addition to the building. The construction project expanded the jail to a total of thirteen cells for a cost of $22,240.

The current Clinton County Jail is located at 58 Pine Mountain Road in McElhatten, Pennsylvania. This new facility was constructed in 1990 for more than three million dollars. The modern Clinton County Jail was founded on the principles of ethical and humane treatment of its prisoners. Officers who work at the jail are trained to provide effective leadership, conflict resolution and mentoring services to inmates in order to facilitate rehabilitation and successful release back into the general population. Clinton County Jail offers eleven counseling and rehabilitation programs including educational release, religion, work release, community service, substance abuse, and prison employment.

As with many other jails across the United States, overcrowded has become an issue for the Clinton County Jail in recent years. The jail earns money by opening their doors to prisoners from nearby counties and state facilities. However, this constant influx of new inmates from outside areas has resulted in a shortage of available space at the facility. In late 2003, a multi-million dollar expansion began to enlarge the Clinton County Jail by an additional 148 units. Officers at the jail use the additional space to house more violent offenders and keep them under control.

The Clinton County Jail adheres to a strict code of ethics and works to ensure the safety of the county's citizens. The jail strives to be a progressive institution that not housing inmates, but assists in programs and services geared toward rehabilitation of offenders and counseling services designed to promote long-term success after release.