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Inmate Visits

Inmates at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction are allowed up to three one-hour visits per week. Inmates may have up to 2 adult and 2 minor visitors at a time. All visitors must be on a pre-approved visitors list. Each inmate is allowed up to five people on that list. All adult visitors must produce a valid state photo identification. Visitors under age 17 must be accompanied by an adult and must produce a valid state photo I.D. or long-form birth certificate.

Visiting hours are posted in our main lobby, and are available on our recorded telephone system when you dial the main number, 413-443-7220.

Effective  9/9/2015 Inmate visiting hours are as follows:

Pod A

Monday5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

Thursday: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sunday: 8:15 pm to 9:15 pm

Pod B

Wednesday: 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Thursday:    5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Saturday,     7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Pod C

Sunday:    8:15 pm to 9:15 pm
Monday:   5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
Thursday: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Pod D

Sunday:        7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wednesday:  8:15 pm to 9:15 pm

Friday:          8:15 pm to 9:15 pm


Pod E

Tuesday:   5:45 pm to 6:45 pm.

Thursday:  8:15 pm to 9:15 pm

Saturday:  5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

Pod G

Monday:   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tuesday:  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday:     7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday:    5:45 pm to 6:45 pm



POD J

Sunday:  8:15 pm to 9:15 pm
Monday:  5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
Thursday:  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Visit Hours are subject to change without notice. Visitors are encouraged to call the facility in advance of planned visits to confirm visit hours for each pod.

The Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction is a smoke-free campus. Visitors may not bring smoking materials, illegal drugs, weapons, cameras or food of any kind into the jail.

   
                             DRESS CODE
All Visitors to Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction must comply with the dress code.  Visitors dressed in the following items cannot enter this facility: 
Bare feet/open toed shoes, flip-flops or sandals
Camouflage fatigues or BDU's
Torn clothing or clothing with holes
No more than one pair of pants
Pants must be worn in the proper manner (i.e. around the waist)
Mini-skirts, dresses/skirts with slit above the knee or wrap arounds
Shorts (Bermuda shorts are allowed)
Hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants
Jogging suits
Sleeveless shirts or dresses, low cut blouses
Halter tops, tube tops, half shirts or short blouses
Backless shirts, blouses or dresses
Spandex clothing, stretch pants or other "tight" fitting clothing
Coveralls and overalls (i.e. farmer pants)
See through clothing of any type
Hats, gloves, scarves, etc.
Tank tops
Non-prescription glasses
Any piece of clothing that contains offensive material
All jewelry (except wedding bands and medical alert bracelets)
Hair ornaments, hair combs, scrunchies, hairpins, barrettes, any metal objects, etc.
Spaghetti strapped tops or dresses.
(This list is not all inclusive)

Except for the above mentioned articles of clothing, all coverings of the upper body are allowed as long as the garment includes some type of over the shoulder covering.
A dress, skirt, culottes, slacks or Bermuda shorts must cover the lower part of the body.  All shorts and skirts must be no higher than 2 inches above the knee. 




Mail, Phone Calls

Inmates may receive delivery of the U.S. Mail, which is received every day except Sunday and postal holidays from the Post Office. All incoming mail is opened and checked for contraband. Mail sent to an offender must have the inmate's name written on the envelope, with a return address. Legal documents are opened in the presence of the inmate. Inmates may subscribe to any publication that does not jeopardize or undermine the security and good order of the institution. Inmate mail should be addressed with an inmate’s name to 467 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, MA, 01201.

Inmates are allowed to make collect calls to family and friends.

For further information about inmate phone calls and billing, go to our "links" page and click on Correctional Billing Services.



Inmate Accounts

All money for inmates will be deposited to the inmate's account.

Cash for inmate accounts is accepted in the public lobby during regular business hours.

Only
money orders or cashier's checks will be accepted through the mail. All money orders or cashier's checks must be sent to the following address:

Inmate's Name
Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction
467 Cheshire Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

All
money orders or cashier's checks must be made payable to the inmate. The sender's name and address must also be written on the money order or cashier's check for deposit to the inmate's account.