Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Inmate Worker Programs



The Crawford County Correctional Facility offers incarcerated inmates a chance to work off some of their fines and court costs through the Crawford County Courthouse, and the housing cost for staying in the jail by being an Inmate Worker. This program is overseen by the facility Case Managers, but supervised by all facility staff members.


LAUNDRY WORKERS: The laundry workers are responsible for washing inmate laundry which includes uniforms, undergarments, and linens. They are also responsible for maintaining the cleaning materials such as mops, mop heads and cleaning cloths.

KITCHEN WORKERS: These inmates are responsible for preparing, cooking, delivering and cleaning up of the food served to all inmates.

CLEANERS: These inmates are responsible for sweeping, mopping, and cleaning the inside of the facility every night on 3rd shift. These inmates are also responsible for any inside maintenance duties that arise. Cleaners have done such jobs as waxing and buffing floors to fixing lights and cleaning vents. They occasionally are responsible for washing and cleaning outside agency company vehicles.


Any male or female inmate that works on the outside of the facility must either be granted Work Release/Community Service Privileges by the Court or granted outside clearance by the Warden or Deputy Warden. All outside Clearance inmates must have perfect behavior, be sentenced by the court, and free from any pending detainers. This program is overseen by the Facility Case Managers, and supervised by the Facility Maintenance Department.

These inmates are responsible for maintaining the facility grounds and part of the County Home grounds. Their duties range from mowing grass to doing light maintenance in the summer. Then plowing and shoveling snow and salting walks in the winter.


The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.


903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania